Presenting 'Posters in Parliament'
Two Leeds students have been chosen to represent some of the best UK undergraduate research at a 'Posters in Parliament' event.
Josh Prior and Wai Chun Yuen present their research
Josh Prior, a final year undergraduate in the School of Earth and Environment, and Wai Chun Yuen, a final year student in LUBS, were chosen to present their research posters to a panel of MPs and high profile judges, including:
- Ben Wallace MP
- Sean Coughlan, the BBC education correspondent
- Professor Julio Rivera, President of the Council on Undergraduate Research in the US
- Katherine Harrington of the Higher Education Academy.
Josh presented the findings of his investigation into opportunities for low-income households on a city centre estate to improve their sustainability through better home insulation and local food production.
Josh said: The event gave me a great opportunity to network and meet people involved in similar work: for example, I met someone working on how people in low income households could improve their fitness, and we talked about the potential for combining the results of our work. The MPs were genuinely interested in the project, and it made me appreciate the potential impact that it could have.
Wai Chun presented his work on the value of voluntary disclosure of carbon emissions by multi-national companies in understanding business action on climate change.
Wai Chun said: I was delighted to represent Leeds at the event. It gave me a unique opportunity to share my research experience with visitors and to understand more about how other undergraduates approach their research. It also helped me to enhance my presentation skills.The Posters in Parliament event is sponsored by the British Conference of Undergraduate Research in partnership with HEFCE, the Higher Education Academy and the University of Central Lancashire, and is aimed at demonstrating the value of research-based learning.
The guest speaker at the event, Professor Julio Rivera, told the students: "You represent the best of the larger work going on every day at your home institutions."