The GUA Global Summit 2024 will be hosted in Dublin and take place over four days from 10–13 November 2024.

The three jam-packed days will focus on the power of undergraduate research across all disciplines, as entrants present their award-winning work and share in discussions on our global futures.

This is a unique chance to network with fellow students, learn more about work taking place outside your field, and consider the path you wish to take in your bright future. The Summit will also include a number of workshops, panels, and keynote addresses, bringing expert discussion on issues of global importance to our student and academic attendees.

Summit tickets

Tickets for the GUA Global Summit will be available to purchase from Monday, 4 September 2024.

Stay tuned to our social media channels in the coming weeks as we will be announcing our exciting line-up of speakers, workshops and Q&A sessions.

Learn more about the UA Global Summit 2024 below:

Summit Locations

Blackhall Place

Since 1978, Blackhall Place has housed the headquarters for the Law Society of Ireland, the representative and regulatory body for solicitors in the State. The building itself dates back to the 1600s, featuring substantial renovations through the centuries including fine plasterwork of the Georgian period and stained glass windows by the Irish artist, Evie Hone. This year’s UA Global Summit will give insight into this historic building and the home of an essential organisation for the legal profession.

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns

King’s Inns, Ireland’s oldest law school will be the host of this year's Gala Dinner. Located on Henrietta Street, King’s Inns was established in 1541. As an institution, it provides legal education and training for all aspiring barristers in Ireland. It is also comprised of benchers, including all those on the Supreme Court of Ireland. The Gala Dinner this year will provide a chance to see inside this historic institution, where many famous legal figures have studied over the past centuries.

The Lighthouse Cinema

The Lighthouse Cinema Dublin is a renowned independent cinema located in the heart of Smithfield, Dublin, Ireland. Known for its eclectic and diverse selection of films, it caters to a wide range of movie enthusiasts, showcasing everything from arthouse and independent films to mainstream blockbusters. The cinema's historic building, with its distinctive red-brick façade, adds to its charm and character. The Lighthouse provides a unique and immersive experience for conferences and is a cultural hub for festivals, special events, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers throughout the year.

Speakers & Workshops

More Information Coming Soon


Generator Dublin

Situated in the vibrant quarter of Smithfield, Generator Dublin is located next to the historic Jameson Distillery on Bow Street. With its reclaimed wood, exposed brickwork and original stonework, this unique hostel has an unruffled, industrial feel. The Generator’s ideal location near the city centre coupled with excellent transport links (Dublin Bus, Luas) means that it is also close to several major attractions such as Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse, and Temple Bar. This is where our 25 Global Winners will stay.

Maldron Hotel Smithfield

Located just 5 minutes on foot from Blackhall Place, The Maldron Hotel boasts 92 well-appointed, contemporary guest bedrooms, including 7 superb junior suites all designed to ensure you have a pleasant stay. With many attractions within walking distance, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring Dublin.

As our official accommodation partner for the UA Global Summit 2024, attendees can avail of preferential rates at Maldron Hotel Smithfield through a unique promo code upon registration. Email us at summit@undergraduateawards to learn more.

Attendees may also make alternative accommodation arrangements if they wish.


What is the GUA Global Summit?

Our annual Global Summit is a unique 3-day event for undergraduate students and academics.

The summit aims to impress upon attendees the importance of leadership, while equipping them with the knowledge necessary to further their careers, their ideas and their research.

What should I expect from the Summit?

  • Presentations from our 2024 Global Winners;
  • Inspirational speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries;
  • Workshops;
  • Social events;
  • A chance to network with your peers and academics.

Can I bring a guest?

You are more than welcome to bring a guest along with you to celebrate your accomplishment!
They can purchase their ticket on Eventbrite. If they choose an option including the Gala Dinner, they can write in the dedicated space your name so we can make sure you'll be sitting next to each other.

Who can fund my ticket?

We advise students to seek funding from their institutions to cover the cost of the conference. Your supervisor or head of department can help you with this.

It's an incredible opportunity to meet and connect with your peers, explore what happens outside of your industry, and come away with new ideas and inspiration.

If you have any queries relating to The GUA Global Summit, please contact us