Newcastle College students exhibit in Parliament research poster showcase

Newcastle College students exhibit in Parliament research poster showcase

Posted On 14th March 2017 By Stephanie Romero

The UK’s best undergraduate research will be on show today to top politicians in Westminster and Newcastle College is proud to say they will be a part of it.

The annual Posters in Parliament exhibition, which is part of the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), will see two Newcastle College students exhibit their research to higher education policymakers and MPs alongside higher education students from 26 colleges and universities.

Posters in Parliament brings together a remarkable collection of the best undergraduate research from around the country. For undergraduate students it’s a great opportunity to share research and ideas with students from other higher education institutions across the country.

Phil McBride, who is currently studying a degree in Applied Health and Exercise Science will show his research on metabolic syndrome in young adults aged 15- 18 years old. David Lewis is a mechanical manufacturing engineering degree student at Newcastle College and his research is centred on synchronous belt lifetime optimisation.

Phil Bride said: “It was a great personal achievement for me to be chosen to represent Newcastle College in the Posters in Parliament exhibition. I’m passionate about my research area and I’m looking forward to sharing my ideas with others.”

David commented: “It’s a real honour to be able to say that my research is part of the exhibition and will be seen by senior politicians in Parliament.”

Newcastle College’s Higher Education Research and Innovation Manager, Nicola Watchman said: "Posters in Parliament is a national exhibition of undergraduate research and we are extremely proud that our students have had the opportunity to show their research in the Houses of Parliament. This is an incredible achievement for the students and really demonstrates the high quality and diverse nature of research that is produced at Newcastle College."

Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central and Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation will be at the event today to see the student’s work on display.