Thursday 13 April 2017
Two Queen Mary students, Samuel Mathews and Angelica Hill, enjoyed a day in the baroque splendour of the Houses of Parliament. They were there to present their research at the Posters in Parliament event alongside 52 undergraduates from over 20 UK universities. Sam, an MSci student in the School of Physics and Astronomy talked about his research into the evaluation of Saturn's F rings. Angelica, a third year from the School of English and Drama, talked about her research into the denigration of 'others' in relation to the image of the English male and 'Englishness' in Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy.
Posters in Parliament is a precursor to the British Conference of Undergraduate Research which this year is being held at Bournemouth University on Tuesday 25 April to Wednesday 26 April. 40 students from the faculties of Science and Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences will be presenting their research at the conference, which promises to be even bigger than last year's with over 400 national and international undergraduates taking part in their own academic conference.
For an insider’s perspective, you can read Angelica’s blog post that she wrote for the School of English and Drama. You can find more details below in the press release from the event organisers UCL: