Background

General Objectives of SET for BRITAIN Competitions and Exhibitions

  • Presenting and discussing "ground-breaking" and frontier UK research and R&D to Members of both Houses of Parliament at Westminster
  • Fostering greater dialogue and engagement between early-stage researchers and Members both in Westminster and in their Constituencies
  • Encouraging personal interaction between all researchers
  • Competing nationally for a prestigious Medal and Prize for the best poster i.e. the best research work
  • Raising the profile of Britain's early-stage researchers at Parliament and elsewhere
  • Contributing to various national initiatives e.g. the UK's National Science and Engineering Week
  • Many researchers also gain an awareness of the challenges and excitement in other areas of research, possibly resulting in collaborative projects. They receive a brief introduction to Parliament and can discover also how Parliament deals with science, engineering, medicine and technology.
  • Information on the more recent history of and background to SET for Britain is given below.