College Pair Take Their Research to Parliament Research to Parliament

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College Pair Take Their Research to Parliament Research to Parliament


Byline: Ruth Lognonne Education Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com

NORTH college students have become the first in the country to stand shoulder to shoulder with their university peers at a prestigious exhibition in Parliament.

The two students from Newcastle College have presented their work at the third Posters in Parliament; an exhibition of research undertak-undertaken by undergraduates from across the country.

The programme has traditionally been reserved for students from universities such as Cambridge, Oxford and Durham.

universities such as Cambridge, Oxford and Durham.

But sports students David McMenamin and Rachel Williamson are the first college cohort to present their research to some of the country's biggest academic heavy-But sports students David McMenamin and Rachel Williamson are the first college cohort to present their research to some of the country's biggest academic heavyweights.

David, 25, based his research around interval training distances in amateur runland, David, 25, based his research around interval training distances in amateur runners.

The health and exercise science student from Donegal, in Ireland, compared which type of interval training, 400m or 800m, would best improve an amateur runner's performance and aerobic fitness.

compared which type of interval training, 400m or 800m, would best improve an amateur runner's performance and aerobic fitness.

"I'm a keen runner and wanted to find out how to improve my own fitness," said David. …

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