First Posters in Parliament
Posted on: February 19, 2013 by: Helen Hewertson
The first BCUR Posters in Parliament exhibition was incredible . Students from 10 universities presented their research at a special event in the Houses of Parliament. A panel of judges chaired by the Rt.Hon Ben Wallace, MP, and including Professor Mick Healey, Professor Phil Levy (Deputy CEO of the Higher Education Academy) and Sean Coughlan (BBC News Education Correspondent) judged a wide range of posters. The overall winner was Rebekah Simpson from Plymouth University, and Andy McWilliam from the University of Nottingham was Highly Commended. The judges thought that the overall standard of the posters and presentations was very high. At a reception hosted by the University of Central Lancashire, Sir Alan Langlands (CEO of HEFCE) presented the students with their certificates of achievement. This is a very significant step forward for the British Conference of Undergraduate Research. The event is inspired by the US Posters on the Hill, an annual showcase of undergraduate research from across America to the country’s legislators and policy-makers. This event brings British undergraduate research into the heart of Parliament.