We can offer advice on writing and designing your research poster.
Tips on creating a poster
When you are designing your poster you should consider these style tips and guidelines:
- Remember your poster is a sales pitch. What do you want to say and who is your audience?
- Keep your writing style fairly simple.
- Minimise jargon.
- Don’t have too much text.
- Use eye-catching graphics to draw people in.
- Avoid sharply contrasting colours and remember that up to 10 per cent of your audience could be colour blind.
- Make sure the text can be read from at least a metre away.
When you are presenting you poster make sure that you:
- Have A4 copies of your poster available for people to take away – this might be a longer, more text-based version.
- Have your business card to hand.
For expert training sessions in ‘Using Posters to Communicate your Research’ please visit the following Researcher Development webpages:
For further advice not specific to using posters, but to networking and maximising your impact at a conference book onto ‘Making the Most of Conferences’:
For any additional queries please contact the Researcher Development Team.