SURE 2022 Conference

Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) 2022 Conference

Friday 14th October 2022

TU Dublin (Grangegorman campus)
South East Technological University (SETU) -Carlow campus












Friday, 14th October 2022

This is the website for the SURE 2022 conference to be hosted in October 2022 by SETU-Carlow campus and TU Dublin.


The SURE 2022 Conference will be the fifth series of Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Conferences.  This year’s conference will take place on Friday, 14th October, 2022, and will be co-hosted by SETU – Carlow campus and TU Dublin. We hope to run a live Face2Face event simultaneously in both venues on the same day as per the pre-Covid format. Students from throughout Ireland who are completing their Final Year Project in a science discipline in 2021-22 are invited to present their undergraduate research work to this conference.

The aims of each of the SURE conference are to:

  • 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.
  • Provide recent graduates with an opportunity to gain a reviewed publication based on the scientific research undertaken by them during their undergraduate studies.
  • Celebrate the academic achievements of recent graduates in the scientific disciplines.
  • Provide a multi-disciplinary scientific forum through which undergraduate research outputs can be disseminated to students, researchers, academic professionals and industry.

Academic members of staff wishing to participate in the review process can submit their details here by Monday the 30th May 2022 –

Please see video about the SURE conference and how to apply here


Students and graduates who have recently completed an undergraduate research project (NFQ Level 8 or NFQ Level 7) in a Scientific discipline are invited to submit a 250 word abstract for an oral or poster presentation by Monday the 30th May 2022  4th June 2022. Submissions are invited for the following, and related, disciplines:

  • Analytical Science
  • Biology
  • Biopharmaceutical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Food Science
  • Health Science and Nutrition
  • Land Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Physics
  • Materials Science
  • Sport Science
  • STEM Communication
  • STEM Education
  • STEM Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • STEM Technology
  • STEM Informatics

Submissions are welcomed for both lab-based and desk-based research projects.



The SURE 2022 conference will run simultaneously in two venues on the same day. Students from the following institutions* will present at the conference in SETU – Carlow campus (

  • SETU – Waterford campus
  • Munster Technological University
  • Technological University of the Shannon

Students from the following institutions will present at the conference in Technological University Dublin (

  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Atlantic Technological University

(*subject to change)


The process for making an abstract submission is as follows:

  1. Go to the SURE Abstract Submission page and register for an account with Oxford abstracts, our abstract management system. Please use a non-college email that you know you will have access to in October 2022 when registering for your account. 
  2. Once you have signed into the Oxford abstracts system you will see the Abstract Submission form. Please read through this form carefully, noting all questions that must be filled in and the author information required. It is here that you will upload your max 250-word abstract to.
  3. Download, prepare and upload a Supervisor Consent form using the Consent Form Template. Ensure that this form is signed by your project supervisor before uploading to the Oxford Abstracts system. Your abstract will not be accepted without having uploaded a completed consent form.
  4. Take care when writing your abstract and make sure to proofread before upload and submission. This abstract should clearly and concisely communicate your research to a scientific audience that may not have expertise in your own discipline. Remember to include some brief information on research background, outline your research question, the main methodological approach taken or methods used, main result summary and concluding statement interpreting your results and describing their impact.
  5.  Complete your abstract and upload your consent form to the SURE Abstract Submission Page, providing all the required details, including the list of authors and their affiliations and answering all related questions detailed in this form.

The extended deadline for submission is June 4th 2022. If your Final Year Project submission deadline is after the submission date, Project Coordinators are asked to contact the Programme Committee Chairperson.

Your submission will be reviewed* by two experts in your field, and you and your co-authors will notified of the outcome in early July 2022. If accepted, you will then be advised on the dates for the submission of an updated version of your work for inclusion in the conference materials.

*note – Abstracts are  double-blinded before review. This means that the reviewers won’t know your identity and you won’t know their identity.  The consent form containing your name and your supervisor’s name are retained by the Conference Committee only and not sent to the reviewers. 



Successful authors will be invited to make an oral presentation or a poster presentation at the conference. Oral presentations are 10 minutes in duration. Posters are formatted as A1 portrait and will be available on the conference website. They will also be presented in brief by their authors at the conference. Poster authors must be available for discussions about the poster during the conference. All accepted authors will be issued with guidelines for the final version of their presentation or poster in advance of the conference.



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