Law Student Lawrence to present his work at prestigious research conference

Undergraduate law student Lawrence Thomas has been selected to speak at the upcoming British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), which is set to take place this April.

The BCUR is a yearly conference, which has been running since 2010, and is entirely focused on promoting undergraduate research in all disciplines. The conference is growing year on year, with 2019’s event set to be the biggest yet – 600 delegates are expected to visit, with 69 different institutions presenting their work!

This year’s conference will be the first to be held at a Welsh University, and will be key in giving students, such as Lawrence, the unique experience of presenting their research to a large, multi-disciplinary audience. Lawrence was encouraged to apply to speak at the conference by Professor Stuart Macdonald, his academic mentor, who was keen to celebrate his work.

Lawrence is set to present a piece on performance enhancement in sport, which is a very topical and contemporary area, with many notable mentions receiving widespread press coverage in recent years.

He has recently undertaken research in this area, working to define ‘two areas of inconsistency within the current regime of sporting regulations, in relation to what is considered unfair conduct’. His work in this area formed the basis for his winning entry to the University’s Research Institute of Ethics and Law (RIEL) yearly essay competition.

Lawrence Thomas

Law student Lawrence Thomas making his winning presentation as part of last year’s RIEL essay prize.

Speaking of the opportunity, Lawrence has said:

“I very much look forward to attending the conference and improving my presentation skills. Hopefully, my talk is of great interest to the audience! I am also eager to hear the other presenters, from a wide variety of disciplines, discuss their work and findings.”