The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium (AURS)

About AURS

The two-day-long Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium (AURS) gives participants the opportunity to join other engaged undergraduate students from across the globe in an international and interdisciplinary course that aims to enhance their oral communication skills through a series of challenging and exciting online seminars and activities.
Present your research project to a group of keen and like-minded peers, academics, and professionals. Learn from their feedback and advice and in turn, develop your presentation skills, broaden your professional network, and forge new friendships.

Day 1: is held online and focuses on shaping and presenting ideas – how to formulate your thoughts and structure your presentations in ways that are engaging and easy to understand, and communicate your intentions with maximum clarity and impact.

Day 2 is held during an IAFOR Conference and focuses on the hard skills that allow you to operate as an effective communicator during presentations. These techniques are invaluable in academic, business and everyday contexts, and will allow you to convey your ideas in ways that will leave strong impressions on your audience. All student presenters at AURS will also have the chance to attend other academic sessions at the IAFOR Conference as an observer.

Participants will receive an Oral Communication Diploma from the IAFOR Academy at the end of the Symposium.
Facilitators: Professor Grant Black and Dr Joseph Haldane
Language Requirement: The symposium will be conducted in English.
Participants should have an Intermediate to Advanced EFL/ESL proficiency level.

– The AURS Organising Committee

Dr Yvonne Masters, University of New England, Australia
Professor Joseph (José) C. McClanahan, Creighton University, United States
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Professor Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan