Posters in Parliament

The annual Posters in Parliament brings together a remarkable collection of the best undergraduate research from across the country.

 Posters in Parliament is a fantastic event that provides an opportunity for over 50 undergraduate students, representing universities from across the UK, to exhibit their research in Westminster. The exhibition is inspired by the US Posters on the Hill event, where students are sent by their universities to present their work to the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The Posters in Parliament event gives the opportunity for legislators and policy makers to see first-hand some of the innovative research taking place around the country.  Along with the opportunity for students to present their research work in the Houses of Parliament, the top three submitted posters will be selected by a judging panel.

The 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 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.

The exhibition is a great opportunity for students to share research and ideas with those from other universities across the UK.  The modern world faces big challenges in a huge range of areas such as energy, health and sustainability but Posters in Parliament clearly demonstrates that we have a new generation of emerging researchers able to meet those challenges.

Information for participating universities and students

 Further information about Posters in Parliament will be made available as soon as possible.

Selection takes place within each university to nominate students to attend Posters in Parliament, all students taking part have the opportunity to present their research poster at the event.   Ahead of the event, a judging panel will shortlist the students’ research posters ahead of the exhibition.  Those posters shortlisted will be assessed by the judging panel on the day of the event, with the judging panel then selecting the top three posters and prizes awarded to the students who produced them.

The judging panel will use the following criteria for selection (out of 20 points):

  • The quality and rigour of the research /15
  • The quality of the presentation /5

Posters must be orientated in portrait layout and be A1 in size (594mm x 841mm). Each institution should offer students a small amount of funding to cover the cost of printing.