Teaching & Learning


Posters in Parliament: could your undergraduate students' research take centre stage?

9 December 2019

UCL’s annual search for the best undergraduate research poster is underway, until Friday 31 January 2020.


Undergraduate students are invited to submit their research posters for display in an exhibition, UCL Posters in Cloisters, in February 2020. 

Two outstanding students or student teams selected will present their posters to visitors at the exhibition, including policymakers, researchers and MPs at Posters in Parliament.  

Why should students take part?

Posters in Cloisters

Students will:

  • get the opportunity to share their research and ideas with the UCL community
  • develop research skills
  • get experience with public engagement and producing a research poster.

Posters in Parliament

Students will:

  • get the opportunity to share research and ideas with students from other universities across Great Britain.
  • present to legislators and policymakers and demonstrate they are part of a new generation of emerging researchers able to meet global challenges
  • add an impressive achievement to their CV.

Type of research 

The research can be work they have carried out as part of their programme of study or outside it, for example as a Laidlaw scholar or as a private project.

Who can take part?

To participate, they will need to be a present undergraduate work and either be a current undergraduate student at UCL or have graduated in the last 12 months.

What kind of poster is expected?

Posters should convey the essence of their research in a clear and eye-catching way so it appeals to colleagues as well as non-specialists. 

Deadline to submit

Posters to be submitted by Friday 31 January 2020. 

How to submit

  • Posters must be orientated in portrait layout and be A1 in size (841mm x 594 mm) and submitted as PDFs to teaching.learning@ucl.ac.uk 
  • Once they have submitted, they will receive a confirmation email to get their poster printed and receive details of where to submit it.
  • All posters need to be printed at students’ expense (however departments may be able to help, and should be approached in the first instance). 

Creating connections with MPs

In 2019 students from UCL discussed their research with Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, MP for Slough and UCL alumnus, he said:

“As a proud alumnus of UCL, it is truly wonderful to see a team engaged in innovative research, which can truly transform our society. So many of us are truly concerned about sustainability and our environment. It is great to see such innovative research.” Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, MP for Slough and UCL alumnus

Key dates

  • Posters will be on exhibition in the North Cloisters from 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesday 12 February 2020. 

  • Students will present their research between 12-2 pm. 

  • Deadline to submit pdf posters: Friday 31 January 2020. 

  • Date for Posters in Parliament to be announced. 

    British Conference of Undergraduate Research

    Posters in Parliament is staged by the British Conference of Undergraduate Research and designed to show the growing emphasis on undergraduate research at UK universities. A key objective of our institutional strategy, UCL 2034, is to give all students at every level the opportunity to carry out research.

    Read interviews from previous winners