Students present their Posters in Parliament

Two of our students joined students from a wide range of higher education institutions at the seventh annual Posters in Parliament event, organised by the British Conference of Undergraduate Research.

Inspired by US Posters on the Hill, the event is set in the iconic Houses of Parliament and serves as an exhibition and celebration of the best undergraduate research in the country.

Lauren Szpunar, BSc (Hons) Podiatry student, and Alex Blyth, HND Construction & the Build Environment student, attended the event to showcase their research.

Lauren presented her research that investigated the perception of higher education students on podiatry’s scope of clinical practice in the north east of England.

Alex is a trainee at Barratt Developments North-East, she designed a poster to provide an insight into the need for innovation in modern social-housing and affordable eco-homes. Her research illustrated the housing crisis, fuel poverty and the carbon crisis facing the UK.

The displays covered a broad range of disciplines and all of the students involved demonstrated passion, enthusiasm and a high standard of knowledge in their area.

Phillip Miller, Higher Education Development & Quality Unit, has supported students to attend the Posters in Parliament event for the last three years now.

He said: “This event is a fantastic opportunity for our students to represent college higher education by showcasing the quality of the work being produced by our students. The posters themselves were very impressive and it was truly inspiring to see how the students were able to articulate their work.”