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English Student Presents Research for Posters in Parliament

Posted: 12th April 2019

Margaret Butcher, who is 53 and studies BA English Literature, travelled to London for the PiP event on Thursday 7th March.

Margaret presented her final year undergraduate research, “Laughter in the Dark – Humour as subversion in Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane” to hundreds of attendees at the event which was hosted by the University of Sussex.

“I was really nervous at first, but it’s massively helped my confidence, career opportunities and I’ve gained 3 valuable contacts. If any students are thinking of taking part next year, definitely do it and don’t let your age put you off.”

After studying at Rotherham College, Margaret joined University Centre Doncaster in 2016 and is due to finish her English degree this year. Her experience has been so good, she’s staying at UCD to study MA Digital Culture starting in September this year.

“The course has been really good. The classes are smaller than other Universities and the staff are brilliant and offer loads of support. Coming to University Centre Doncaster has been one of the best experiences of my life.”

 Posters in Parliament is a fantastic event that provides an opportunity for over 50 undergraduate students, representing universities from across the UK, to exhibit their research in Westminster. The exhibition is inspired by the US Posters on the Hill event, where students are sent by their universities to present their work to the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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