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Student opportunity to present their research at Parliament

Two Portsmouth students have a chance to showcase their research to politicians and policy makers at the Houses of Parliament.

Posters in Parliament brings together some of the UK’s best undergraduate researchers in the historic setting of Westminster Palace. Students put together and present posters setting out their research, and compete for prizes awarded by a judging panel.

Helena Schofield

Helena Schofield, the Students’ Union President, was one of the students representing Portsmouth at the event last year. Her research focussed on how non-governmental organisations (NGOs) overlook the people they are supposed to be helping in the ways they present information.

She said: “It was a really great opportunity for me to network with other students, academics, MPs and public figures. The event also really helped to build my confidence in talking about my own research in a way that was more relaxed than a presentation. It’s a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills, networks and confidence.”

If you’re a final year undergraduate, you can enter your research ideas by midnight, Sunday 23 February. Two students will be selected and receive funding to cover travel and other expenses, at the event in London on Wednesday 11 March.

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For more information, contact Julian Ingle, Deputy Head of Academic Skills (ASK).

Posters in Parliament exibition

About Posters in Parliament

Posters in Parliament is organised by the British Conference of Undergraduate Research, a group of universities committed to furthering undergraduate research in the UK. The University also funds students to attend an annual conference bringing together undergraduate researchers to share their work.

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