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Undergraduate students can submit research to global research awards

If you are an undergraduate student with a piece of A-graded or equivalent coursework, you could enter your work to the Global Undergraduate Awards 2023 and have your work published

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    Grace McCabe

    Content Writer, THE Student
    May 15 2023
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    Undergraduate students from all academic disciplines can now submit their research projects to the Global Undergraduate Awards (GUA) for the chance to have their work published and attend a three-day summit in Dublin.

    Any undergraduate student in their final or penultimate year of study who have produced a piece of A-graded or equivalent coursework is eligible to submit their work to be considered for the Global Undergraduate Awards.

    Students can apply via the organisation’s website for free before the deadline on Wednesday 7 June 2023. Judging will then take place from June until August, with the winners being announced in September. 

    There are 25 academic categories that students can choose to submit their work to and, although students cannot submit the same paper more than once, applicants can submit up to three different pieces of work to three different categories. If you are not ready to submit your work yet, you can still register to reserve your place in the competition and then submit when you are ready. 

    All submissions are anonymously assessed by a panel of international judges made up of academic experts and industry leaders. The best 10 per cent of entries are shortlisted as highly recommended, then a winner for each category is announced in September. 

    As well as the chance to become global winners for their academic disciplines, the winning projects will also be published in the global online journal and students will receive access to the GUA exclusive alumni portal. 

    Winners will also receive an all-expenses paid trip to Dublin for the three-day GUA Summit, which includes panel discussions, keynote speeches and the opportunity to network with students and academics from around the world. This culminates in an awards ceremony on 8 November.

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    Previous winners are listed on the GUA website, where you can read about their universities, their degree subjects and their progress since winning the awards: for example, Seow Ting Low, who studied nursing, midwifery and allied healthcare at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). 

    The website says: “Seow Ting is a recent graduate from NTU with a bachelor of science in sport science and management. Her undergraduate research focused on the effectiveness of Leucine supplementation in improving cardiovascular risk factors. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD at the National Institute of Education, NTU. Understanding that early childhood is predictive of multiple aspects of health and well-being throughout life, she aims to conduct impactful research on children’s physical activity and health to help the next generation learn, play and grow up healthy and happy in this digital age.”

    The GUA is the world’s leading undergraduate academic awards programme, which recognises and rewards high-achieving undergraduates and their outstanding coursework, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines. 

    This year, Times Higher Education and the GUA have formed a partnership to showcase undergraduate excellence and share academic talent. 

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