Public Engagement

PhD students present their work in Parliament

Two of our PhD students in the Faculty of Biological Sciences presented their work in Parliament as part of SET for Britain.

Tom Benians and James Lloyd attended Parliament on Monday 12 March and presented their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain.

On presenting his science in Parliament, Tom said, “It’s a great opportunity to be able to present my work to MPs and fellow PhD students in the houses of parliament. The competition is going to be fierce, but even if I don’t win anything, the whole day will be a really useful experience for me”.

James said: "It is an important part of being a scientist to communicate the community's important work to the public and this is a great chance to showcase our work to people in Parliament and celebrate the achievements made by scientists."

SET for Britain is a poster competition in the House of Commons – involving approximately 180 early stage or early career researchers – judged by professional and academic experts.

Julie Hilling MP and Tom Benians

Julie Hilling MP and Tom Benians.

Hilary Benn MP and James Lloyd
Hilary Benn MP and James Lloyd.

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Photos courtesy of the Society of Biology.