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Posters in Parliament 2018: Your  chance to win a place to present your undergraduate research poster in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 20 February 2018.  Deadline for submissions Thursday 25 January @ 09.00

Do you have a poster or research to convert into a poster using the guidelines below - in a short space of time? Are you a current undergraduate or graduated in 2017 from an Undergraduate Programme.  Then read on…. you are eligible to apply.

We would like to invite current Undergraduate students to submit a poster. A panel of judges will decide on two winning entries according to competition criteria.  The posters will be judged and awarded up to 20 points on quality and rigour of research- maximum 15 points and quality of the presentation – maximum 5 points. Winners will be announced on 26th January.
The 2 winning students will then be funded (food, expenses) to travel  up to the Houses of Parliament to enter the next stage of the competition and informally present, with the poster, to invited MPs and VIPs on 20 February 2018 (you will need to be available for the whole day). We will also pay for the printing of the posters. If you are one of the two students selected you will have a chance to win a final cash prize when all winning entries from all Universities will be judged in London .  Three final winners will be awarded money to put towards furthering their research or a research career.

This is an excellent way to share your research with other students within Southampton and from other universities, Members of Parliament, VIPs and to add this experience to your CV.


To enter the competition:-

  • Format your poster sized A0 and portrait orientation.
  • Submit a PDF attachment by 09:00 on  Thursday 25 January 2018 to
  • Confirm that you will be able to travel to London and present your poster on 20 February if you are selected.

By entering the competition you agree to the T&Cs


Help with the design of your submitted poster:-

Make clear your research question/s, context for the research (why it matters), an indication of the existing literature (references) and your methodology. Think about your poster design and use help on poster design from staff or websites below.

  • 300-500 words maximum
  • Think about images or diagrams/ both and their use?What can be presented  visually instead of in words?
  • What order should the poster  be read; is it easy to follow?
  • Does the poster look attractive? Ie colour, layout etc?

Good luck with your entries. We look forward to seeing your posters. We will be displaying all posters at a later date. From the Posters in Parliament Team: Leo  Onaran, Jim Anderson, Gavin Costigan ,Sam Dedman and Jane Stephenson

Further information

The Competition is organised through the British Council for Undergraduate Research Posters in Parliament

Help on poster design

FAQ BCUR  submissions.


Any further help/information needed contact : Jane Stephenson: