Year 3 BSc students from University Centre Sparsholt have today presented their dissertations in the form of a poster display. Almost 80 students turned up for register, smartly dressed and well on time, to present the outcomes from their own research. To present research findings on a poster requires skill in understanding how to communicate both scientific content and eye catching presentation and design that the audience wants to read. Overall, our studentsâ€™ posters were of a very high standard and it was evident that they had put a lot of effort into the most effective presentation.
Sparsholt degree lecturers plus visiting academics from other universities and colleges acted as opponents and grilled the students with additional questions to determine their understanding of their research and data. Eight posters were short-listed for awards, with Ben Griffin and Elen Lesourd being awarded â€śHighly Commendedâ€ť for their posters on â€śThe effects of a grain based diet comparison to two fishmeal diets on Cyprinus Carpio growthâ€ť and â€śRefugia size for surveying slow wormsâ€ť, respectively. First prize for Best Poster went to Margaret Shelton with â€śCan UK wildlife rehabilitation centre data be used to help monitor the health of European hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus and spot trends relating to disease and injury within the species?â€ť
The awards were presented to students by Caroline James (Head of Faculty, HE) and Martin Simmons (Deputy Principal)