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The ANU Undergraduate Research Journal presents outstanding essays taken from ANU undergraduate essay submissions. The breadth and depth of the articles chosen for publication by the editorial team and reviewed by leading ANU academics demonstrates the quality and research potential of the undergraduate talent being nurtured at ANU across a diverse range of fields.


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Vol. 9 (2018): ANU Undergraduate Research Journal

Published: 2019-03-25

This ANU Undergraduate Research Journal presents outstanding essays taken from numerous ANU undergraduate essay submissions. The breadth and depth of the articles chosen for publication by the editorial team and reviewed by leading ANU academics demonstrates the quality and research potential of the undergraduate talent being nurtured at ANU across a diverse range of fields.

While ANU is widely appreciated for its scholarly production at the professional and post-graduate levels, less is known about the extent and the quality of research conducted by the almost ten thousand undergraduate students who represent more than half of the university's enrollments. As we believe that this substantial share of the ANU community deserves equal attention to their more senior colleagues, and that originality, commitment and entrepreneurship are qualities to be found across the whole academic body, we seek here to exhibit a snippet of this year's undergraduate production.

Articles

Introducing the AURJ Volume Nine

Julia Brown
Abstract 188 | PDF Downloads 125

Page 1-9

Recent progress towards achieving an international plastics convention

Nick Blood
Abstract 220 | PDF Downloads 113

Page 10-18

Trump’s trade tariffs and the Article XXI ‘trump’ card

Georgie Clare Juszczyk
Abstract 192 | PDF Downloads 175

Page 19-28

Grappling with dissent & political silencing during transition

James Atkinson
Abstract 145 | PDF Downloads 70

Page 29-37

Rotten spaces

Sarah Barrie
Abstract 135 | PDF Downloads 44

Page 38-50

Contesting the universality of human rights for women

Jessica Elliott
Abstract 168 | PDF Downloads 66

Page 51-65

Prosecuting elderly genocidaires

Rebecca Kriesler
Abstract 180 | PDF Downloads 81

Page 66-77

A sugar tax can answer Australia’s obesity problem

Clare Langley
Abstract 489 | PDF Downloads 250

Page 78-83

Unrepresentative swill? An unabashed defence of the Australian Senate

Julian R Moss
Abstract 125 | PDF Downloads 56

Page 112-122

Bird species richness and abundance

Yee Seng Tay
Abstract 183 | PDF Downloads 108

Page 123-137

The problem of induction in cosmology

Alex Lombard
Abstract 121 | PDF Downloads 52

Page 138-145

The role of human factors in airport baggage screening

Chenghao Yu
Abstract 255 | PDF Downloads 297

Page 146-155

Cross-linguistic influence on Chinese-L2 learners’ acquisition of classifiers

Jiahuan Zhang
Abstract 161 | PDF Downloads 49

Page 156-171

The hard cases for actualism

Kida Lin
Abstract 101 | PDF Downloads 46

Page 172-184

‘We make angels’

Annika Morling
Abstract 218 | PDF Downloads 105

Page 185-197

Dear, Aphro[die]te

Dana Royle
Abstract 137 | PDF Downloads 44

Page 198-202

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