Representing London Met at Parliament

Two London Met students have presented their dissertation research at Westminster Palace.

Date: 22 February 2018

Ali Aburigh, a Biomedical Science BSc student, and Norman Guzzardi, a Chemistry BSc student, presented their dissertation research at the annual Posters in Parliament event.

Organised by the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), Posters in Parliament provides an opportunity for students representing universities from across the UK to exhibit their research in the prestigious surroundings of Westminster Palace.

Student Norman, whose work was shortlisted as one of the top 10 at the event, said: “Being at this year’s Posters at Parliament event represented an amazing achievement for my undergraduate research career and I was very pleased to represent the University’s chemistry department and to further enhance the valuable contribution our supervisors made toward our education.”

Ali commented: “The event went very smoothly and was uniquely entertaining in that the atmosphere reflected a very prestigious setting. There was lovely mixture of research and presenters. It also gave me the chance to discuss my own project with many passionate specialists and delegates.”

The exhibition is inspired by the USA Posters on the Hill event in which the best students are sent by their universities to present their work to the House of Representatives and the Senate. This gives the opportunity for legislators and policy makers to see first-hand some of the innovative research taking place around the country.

The students were joined by Professor John Raftery, Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University.

The presentation was supported by Associate Professor Digby Warren, Head of London Met’s Centre for Professional and Educational Development, and coordinated by Elina Zalite, Graduate Intern in Chemistry, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Science, and Dr Sundus Tewfik, Pharmaceutical Science MSc course leader

Image: (L-R) Elina Zalite, Graduate Intern in Chemisty, Pharamacology and Pharmaceutical Science, Norman Guzzardi, Ali Aburigh, Professor John Raftery, Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University, and Dr Bhaven Patel, course leader for Pharmaceutical Science BSc.