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Sussex to host 2019 Posters in Parliament event

Louisa Hunt receiving 1st prize at Sussex's Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition

Nicola Barker with her poster

As a university that supports and encourages undergraduate research, Sussex is proud to be hosting this year’s national ‘Posters in Parliament’ event.

Over 60 students from across the UK will have the opportunity to present their impressive range of research to parliamentarians and policymakers, during the event in Westminster.

The event on Thursday 7 March is being held in association with the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), an open coalition of universities dedicated to encouraging a national culture of undergraduate research.  

Two of our undergraduate students from Sussex will be among those exhibiting posters detailing their innovative research at the Posters in Parliament event. 

Louisa Hunt, who is studying Art History, will be presenting her research on understanding masculinity through domestic clothes making in Renaissance Italy. Economics student Nicola Barker investigated what prevents children attending school in rural Zimbabwe.

Louisa and Nicola both took part in Sussex’s Junior Research Associate (JRA) scheme, which gives undergraduate students the opportunity to gain real-world research experience in their chosen field. They were chosen to represent Sussex at the annual Posters in Parliament exhibition having impressed the judges with their research posters during the University’s own Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition.

The Posters in Parliament event will culminate in a presentation to announce the best research posters from the 60 national entries.

In addition to Sussex students having the opportunity to present their work at the Posters in Parliament event, the University is supporting 15 students, including a number from Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), to attend this year’s annual BCUR conference at the University of South Wales from 15-16 April.

If you are an undergraduate interested in taking part in this year’s Junior Research Associate scheme, find out more about applying.


Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Friday, 1 March 2019

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