STUDENTS from the University of Southampton are attending Parliament to present their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges.

Each of the eight students was shortlisted from hundreds of applicants in their research areas as part of SET for Britain on Monday, March 17.

They will be judged against dozens of other researchers in the only national competition of its kind.

Andrew Miller MP, chairman of the Parliametary and Scientific Committee, said: “This annual competition is an important date in the parliamentary calendar because it gives MPs an opportunity to speak to the country’s best young researchers.”

Each project is entered into the relevant category, which will end in a gold, silver and bronze prize-giving ceremony with a £3,000 top prize.