Research Poster Competition

About

Our annual Research poster competition is one of the highlights of the University calendar, filling the Forum Street with the leading postgraduate research from across the institution. Displaying the posters in the Forum Street allows postgraduate research to speak to all university staff, students, and members of the general public. As such, one of the key aims of the poster competition is to challenge PGRs to communicate and disseminate their research to a public or lay audience.

The Postgraduate Research Showcase took place from 20 – 24 May 2019. £600 of prizes were available to winners across three categories. The winners were:

Best poster - Humanities Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

  • Winner - Latifah Almughayribi (UEBS) - Marketing Strategies for Local Tourism Activities in Saudi Arabia
  • Runner up – Katie Snow (HUMS)‌ - Satirising the Breast: representations of transgressive femininity in eighteenth-century British caricature
  • Runner up Nina Van Volkinburg (UEBS)‌ - Disruption to Destruction: The Effects of Digital Disruption on the Value Creation Processes within the Fashion Industry

Best poster - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM)

Most innovative poster

How to Apply

Submissions will open for the research poster competition at 10.00 on Monday 4 March 2019.  To enter, please submit a completed copy of the Research Poster Competition Entry form 2019.

We have extended the deadline - please submit the application form and email us a copy of your research poster by midnight on Tuesday 7th/Wednesday 8th May 2019.

Shortlisting will be conducted based on the poster submitted on your entry form. If your poster is selected you will then be asked to print your poster and bring it along to the Forum Street on 20 May 2019.

Postgraduate Researchers based at Cornwall campuses wishing to enter the competition should write to ResearcherDevelopment@exeter.ac.uk for help with transporting posters to Streatham campus. A display and celebration at our Cornwall campuses will be announced in due course.

Conditions of entry

Please note the following when entering:

  • Please submit an electronic copy of your poster with your application form.
  • Please ensure that your abstract is no more than 650 characters (including spaces) in length.
  • All entrants must be current ‘in progress’ postgraduate researchers at the University of Exeter.
  • Entrants are expected to fund the printing of their own posters.
  • It is important that you have permission from the University and Funder of your PhD to disclose the intellectual property and/or confidential/commercially sensitive information in your abstract and poster before it is disclosed. If you have any queries in this respect, please contact your academic supervisor or email researcherdevelopment@exeter.ac.uk.
  • Failure to comply with these conditions of entry will result in your submission being excluded from the competition.

The winners will be announced as part of a celebration and prize giving during our Three Minute Thesis competition on Friday 24 May. This will be followed by a drinks reception with senior members of staff and external stakeholders.

 

Judging

We are delighted to welcome an esteemed panel of senior staff and external stakeholders to judge our research posters this year:

Posters will be on display in the Forum Street throughout the Showcase week, with presentations and judging taking place on Wednesday 22 May, awarding £600 of prizes in the categories of Best poster – HASS, Best poster - STEMM, and Most Innovative posters by considering the following criteria:

Content (15)

  • Is the content appropriate for an interdisciplinary audience? Does the student use jargon and acronyms, or are all terms clearly explained for the audience?
  • Is there an appropriate level of detail? Or are you left with lots of unanswered questions?
  • Are the conclusions of the poster clear?

Design (15)

  •  Is the layout of the poster clear, and has it been used to direct the reader’s attention effectively?
  • How effectively are visual representations i.e. images, diagrams and figures used to represent findings and key concepts? Are the diagrams/figures/images referred to in the poster and have informative captions?
  • Is the balance between text and image appropriate for the poster?

Overall Impact (15)

  • Do the design and content of the poster work well together?
  • Is the overall key message clear?
  • Does the poster have a lasting impact – does it stay with you?

Innovation (5)

  • Has the student used a traditional column/box format for their posters, or have they attempted a more creative presentation or communication of information? Is the integrity and clarity of the research maintained?

Winners will be annouced as part of our Three Minute Thesis competition on Friday 24 May.

The Postgraduate Research Showcase took place from 14 – 16 May 2018. £6000 of prizes were available to winners across three categories. The winners were:

Best poster - Humanities Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

  • Winner - Manami Goto (SSIS) - Untold Stories of Masked Women: Analysing the functions of masking the face in the United Arab Emirates 
  • Runner up – Gemma Edney (HUMs) - Girl(y) Sounds: Music and Girlhood in Contemporary French Cinema
  • Runner up -  Stephanie Meek (HUMs) – Rethinking Censorship

Best poster - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM)

  • Winner – Isabel FitzGerald (UEMs) – Stopping your heart palpitations without drugs (poster censored)
  • Runner up - Katie Hall (CLES) – The effect of artificial light at nighttime on the development of bean plants
  • Runner up - Janice Ranson (UEMs) –DECODE Dementia Clinical Prediction models: Development and Validation (poster censored)

Most innovative poster

  • Joint Winners – Manami Goto (SSIS) - Untold Stories of Masked Women: Analysing the functions of masking the face in the United Arab Emirates
  • Joint Winners – Katie Hall (CLES) – The effect of artificial light at nighttime on the development of bean plants

 

The Postgraduate Research Showcase took place from 15 – 17 May 2017. £750 of prizes were available to winners across three categories. The winners were:

Best Poster – Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)
Postgraduate: Caroline Nye, College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Poster title: The Forgotten Farm Worker

Best Poster - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM)
Postgraduate: Lauren Adams, College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Poster title: A new protein required for building the cell's antenna

Most Innovative Poster
Postgraduate: Anna Sowa, College of Humanities
Poster title: Creative impact producer

Judges Mention
Postgraduate: Sinibaldo de Rosa, College of Humanities
Poster title: Looking at the Alevi semah through the Kinetography Laban

View our images from our PGR showcase 2017 here. 

The Postgraduate Research Showcase took place from 15 – 17 April 2016. £750 of prizes were available to winners across three categories. The winners were:

Best Poster – Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)
Postgraduate: Dawn Thorley, College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Poster title: Perfectionism

Best Poster - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM)
Postgraduate title: Kirsten Thompson, College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Poster: Secrets of the dead: Examining genetic kinship in Gray's beaked whales

Most Innovative Poster
Postgraduate title: Sarah Foxen, College of Humanities
Poster: Investigating language and identity in the (Franco-)Belgian borderland: The untold story

The Postgraduate Research Showcase took place from 27-29 April 2015. £750 of prizes were available to winners across three categories. The winners were:

Best Poster – Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)
Winner: Mathilde Pavis, College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Poster: Who values disabled dance artists?

Best Poster - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM)
Winner: Carole Lee, College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Poster: Can environmental enrichment improve the welfare of laboratory zebrafish?

Most Innovative poster
Winner: Martha Vardaki, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Poster: Can light help us diagnose prostate cancer?