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The Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Network

The SURE (Science Undergraduate Research Experience) Network was established in December 2016 by a community of higher education institutions interested in enhancing practice in undergraduate research in the Sciences. The objectives of the network are to:

  1. Provide current students with an opportunity to gain an understanding of the work which has been undertaken by recent graduates, and the career opportunities that exist for graduates in Scientific disciplines.
  2. Provide recent graduates with an opportunity to gain a reviewed publication based on the scientific research undertaken by them during their undergraduate studies in SURE-J, Irelands first and only undergraduate expert reveiwed research journal.
  3. Celebrate the academic achievements of recent graduates in the scientific disciplines.
  4. Provide a multi-disciplinary scientific forum through which undergraduate research outputs can be disseminated to students, researchers, academic professionals and industry.

Read about our Conferences since 2018, Journal, Curriculum initiatives and SUREbyts project.

The 2023 SURE Network conference, will be hosted by Technological University Dublin on Friday, 13 October 2023.

2023 SURE Network Undergraduate Research Conference to take place on 13 October 2023 in TU Dublin

SURE Network Announced as Winner of Career Impact Strategy Award, Education Awards 2023


The fifth volume of the SURE Network’s undergraduate research journal, SURE-J will publish in December 2023

SURE-J is now:
  • accepting paper submissions for expert reveiw from all final year STEM students who wish to publish a paper on their final year project work (students do not need to have attended a SURE conference to have their work considered)
  • SURE-J now accepts submissions for review from wet (lab based) projects and dry projects (data analysis, review, qualitative assessments etc)
  • SURE-J will be accepting submissions based on project work completed in the academic years 2022-2023 for the 2023 December edition. This submission deadline is June 5th 2023 through the SURE-J arrow page.
For any queries, please contact SURE-J editor Dr Anne Friel at


2021 saw the launch of the SUREbyts project in which a collection of videos featuring active researchers have been developed for year 1 and year 2 undergraduate students. These resources can be accessed by both students and lecturers here and are an excellent tool to use in the classroom for the development of critical thinking skills and research awareness.


SUREbyts Paper to be Published

The Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) journal, published by the Council for Undergraduate Research in the United States, has accepted the following paper for publication in its Fall…

Success at Education Awards

The SURE Network was awarded the Career Impact Strategy Award at the Education Awards 2023. The award was collected by the Chairperson of the SURE Network Dr Therese Montgomery (Atlantic…

Best Academic Partnership

The SURE Network was awarded “Best Academic Partnership” at the 2019 Education Awards.