3rd December 2021
We were delighted to have 4 NSCG submissions shortlisted as finalists in the annual HE+ Project 2021, a scheme led by the University of Cambridge and collaborative partners to widen participation in higher education.
The theme for this year was ‘Uncertainty’ and students across the UK were invited to complete research projects around this theme. Entrants had to develop their own research question, synthesise information from academic sources and provide full citations on an academic poster and abstract which was submitted for marking by the HE+ PhD community.
There were 227 poster submissions in total, from 81 different institutions and 25 shortlisted finalists from across the nation were invited to a celebratory event at the University of Cambridge last month. At the event, finalists were invited to showcase their poster and present their research in an academic conference.
Speaking of the experience, NSCG Honours Programme student, Morgan Nash said: “The HE+ experience at the University of Cambridge allowed me to develop my critical thinking ability and my understanding of the foundations of research, as well as gain interpersonal skills by meeting new people and communicating with them to understand what they had researched and why they were so interested in their subject area.”
HP Leader Richard Simpson said: “HE+ is a wonderful opportunity for students to explore their academic interests and develop their research and presentation skills along with their capacity for independent study. To have four of the twenty five national finalists from NSCG is a phenomenal achievement and speaks volumes about the capacity of our Honours Programme to support and encourage our most able learners to really stretch themselves”.
Whilst the overall entrant was a student from Somerset, we were incredibly proud to have four wonderful finalists representing NSCG at the finals – congratulations to Tom, Andras, Katie, Morgan and Jade on your wonderful achievement.