Press Releases 2017

UWTSD students chosen to have their work displayed at Posters in Parliament event on March 14

13.03.2017

Two students from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have been selected to have their posters shown at the Posters in Parliament event in Westminster on March 14.

The event is part of the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), an open coalition of universities dedicated to encouraging a national culture of undergraduate research which brings together a selection of some of the best undergraduate research from across the UK.

BSc Children and Young People students Kathryn Jones and Lynsey Lewis will join students from 25 other universities displaying their research projects in two exhibitions in the Jubilee Room, Houses of Parliament.  The event is being sponsored by Chuka Umuna, Labour MP for Streatham, and Keir Starmer, Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras. The first exhibition runs from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and the second from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.

UWTSD’s Health Portfolio Lecturer Karen Hudson said: “The health portfolio staff are delighted that Lynsey and Kathryn's posters have been selected for this competition. We wish them every success. Lynsey and Kathryn are committed, enthusiastic and hardworking students. Their academic skills have continued to develop throughout their study on the BSC Children and Young People programme. They consistently engage in extensive reading to support their research. We are very proud of their achievements.”

Lynsey Lewis said: “I am very pleased and honoured to have the opportunity to go to Parliament and represent the University at this event. We were asked to choose a topic which affects child development, research it and then present a poster (along with a supporting paper) which raised awareness of the issue. My poster is on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), something I knew nothing about but had heard of only a matter of weeks before, during my working role with Tim Camau Bach at Carmarthenshire County Council. I had wanted to learn more about SPD and this was an ideal opportunity to do so.  To be invited to present at Posters in Parliament is overwhelming and very exciting.  We would both like thank our lecturer Karen Hudson for all her wonderful support and guidance.”

Kathryn Jones added: “I am delighted to be able to raise awareness to others. My poster is all about dyspraxia, I chose this topic as it can be a hidden disorder that can go unnoticed. I work in a primary school and support children with motor difficulties and wanted to better understand the condition to offer the best possible care. The original poster was a requirement for a specific module regarding an issue that affects child development. The poster is a summary of a supporting paper that provides an overview of the causes, effects and treatment options available.”

A spokesman for BCUR said: “The event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate British undergraduate research, as well as to showcase the tremendous progress that the UK has made in this area. BCUR has made a significant contribution to this success and continues to work to promote undergraduate research in all disciplines by providing students with an opportunity to share their research through poster presentations, spoken papers, or through creative outputs such as performances and film.”

On the day of the exhibitions a high level judging panel, consisting of representatives from Parliament and the Higher Education sector, will choose a winning research project.  Following the exhibitions, a reception will take place from 3.30-4pm in the same space, where the award will be presented to the winning student.

Further Information

  1. For further information, please contact: Cate Hopkins, Press and Media Officer on: catherine.hopkins@uwtsd.ac.uk / 07872 423 788