Invitation to the 8th Annual Research Student Poster Competition


UN Research Students are invited by the Graduate School to enter the University’s Research Poster competition, which takes place on Wednesday 8th May. The winner will receive a £100 prize, with two runner-up prizes of £75.

The aim of this event is for students to create a poster that explains their research to a mixed audience of non subject-specialists. The poster competition is open to all research students from all years of study. If you are in your first year, you can just present preliminary results or some data and ideas for further consideration. Supervisors are invited to come along and support their students on the day.

Being able to communicate findings with others is an important skill, regardless of  subject, both during and for the researcher’s future career. As the Vitae Researcher Development Statement states, researchers need to be able to critically evaluate their own work and that of others and to communicate their findings to a non-specialist audience. This poster competition gives an opportunity to refine these skills.


Students will need to create a poster that explains their research to a mixed audience of non subject-specialists. This event will provide an opportunity to meet researchers from all disciplines.
• All posters must be A1 size (59.4 x 84.1cm).
• Posters can be either portrait or landscape.
• A4 size versions of the poster may be used as handouts. No other handouts may be used.
• No additional material may be used or added to the poster (e.g., laptop demonstration, speaker in poster, anything stuck on the poster, flaps or lifts on poster).
• Name, title of poster, name of university need to be clearly presented on the poster.

To apply fill in the ENTRY FORM below & return to Simone Apel by 24th April.

ENTRY FORM 2013 Research Student Poster Competition


• First Prize: £100
• 2 runners up prizes: £75


The judges will be drawn from the academic and non-academic community and will not necessarily be specialists in your discipline area.


The cost of producing a poster should be around £20-25. Students with expenses budgets can access these funds for poster production and expenses related to attending the events.


There are Powerpoint slides, hints and tips documents on NILE at RES001 Postgraduate Research Training [Choose Training Materials from the left hand menu, and Research Training Workshop Materials. Scroll down to 26th March].

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

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