Posters in Parliament brings together a remarkable collection of the best undergraduate research from across the country.
This event is part of the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), an open coalition of universities dedicated to encouraging a national culture of undergraduate research. BCUR grows every year, giving more and more undergraduate students the opportunity to experience real research at the cutting edge of their field. Many of them go on to publish their work in highly-rated journals and then develop their research even further as postgraduate research students.
Every year, attendees at our events are overwhelmed by the quality of the work on display. This year will be no different. Over 40 students are presenting their work at this event.
We showcase the tremendous progress that UK universities have made with regards to embedding undergraduate research and demonstrates how research-informed teaching can profoundly enhance the quality of the student experience.
Research and teaching are deeply intertwined. For undergraduate students, Posters in Parliament is a great opportunity to share research and ideas with students from other universities. The best students are enquiring students and their energy and innovation, their questions and discoveries, are needed if Britain is to succeed in the future.
The modern world faces big challenges in a huge range of areas such as energy, health and sustainability but Posters in Parliament clearly demonstrates we have a new generation of emerging researchers able to meet those challenges.
Posters in Parliament is an exhibition inspired by the US Posters on the Hill event in which the best students are sent by their universities to present their work to the House of Representatives and the Senate. This gives the opportunity for legislators and policy makers to see first-hand some of the innovative research taking place around the country.