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1. To enter the competition you must be a registered postgraduate research student at the
2. It is essential that you ensure the following details are clearly visible within your poster:
 Your name
 Your supervisor's name
 Your department
3. You must submit the electronic version of your poster as a PDF to:

Deadline for submission: Friday 18th November 2016
4. You will receive a confirmation e-mail confirming your entry has been received.
5. Once you have submitted your entry electronically, we will check that the requirements in
point 2 are incorporated within your poster and if we have any queries will be in touch with
you directly.
6. Students must be available during the conference to discuss their posters with other
conference attendees. You will be noticed of any precise timings, however this will be
mainly during the break and lunch times
We have organised two poster workshops for students to attend in order to develop their posters:
Friday 21st October 12:30 to 2:00pm in BS2/39
Friday 11th November 12:30 to 2:00pm in BS2/39
If you have any queries regarding the poster competition please contact us via e-mail at

who?) encourage viewers to contact you for more information about your research Poster size: The poster must be portrait. Please use the provided poster templates as they have been created to the correct proportions. . to appeal to colleagues as well as non-specialists. how.BUSINESS SCHOOL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2017 RESEARCH POSTER GUIDELINES RESEARCH POSTER COMPETITION GUIDELINES Your poster should be designed by you and should convey the essence of your research in a clear and eye-catching way. All posters submitted will be printed to A1 size. The ideal poster will:     attract passers-by to stop and take an interest make a good impression enable the viewer to remember key details of your research (what. Viewing time: It should be possible for the viewer to absorb the general information in your poster in a short time (up to 3 minutes). why. Viewing distance: You should ensure that your poster can be read clearly from a distance of 1 metre or more.

However. 5. Use of colour is encouraged to add emphasis effectively. but are clean and crisp. 3. and bordering any sections contained within. Clarity Your display should be visually clear and easy to follow. Try not to baffle the readers (especially the nonspecialists). 6. limiting yourself to one or two. Message Ensure that the general overview of the poster is clear. Graphics These must be sharp and relevant to the presentation. 11. 2. We suggest that any images or graphics used should be at least 300dpi so that when the poster is printed to A1 size the images are not blurry. Ensure that the font sizes are legible from the indicated viewing distance. Grouping Text and graphics should be grouped together in relevant and visually stimulating sets. to help viewers relate to it. Font-style and size Be consistent in your choice of font. and that the more detailed information is not too complex. 4. 12. drawings and illustrations should be simpler and more heavily drawn than those you would use for slides. generally helps to define your display clearly. 8. Title Should be meaningful but not complicated. 9. It may be appropriate to link sections with lines or arrows. Ensure that there is a logical path of items to be followed.BUSINESS SCHOOL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2017 RESEARCH POSTER GUIDELINES RESEARCH POSTER TOP TIPS Tips on how to present your poster 1. Charts. Relevance Demonstrate how your research fits in with the world as a whole. . 7. Colour Good use of colour is helpful. bear in mind that too much colour can be visually confusing. Images Make sure the images you use are clear and of good quality. Borders Adding an outer border to your poster. with a clear description of the aims and method. 10. Layout/flow Guide the viewer's eye in an orderly way. Even if the majority of the material is in black and white it is important to highlight with colour. Contributors Identify any contributors other than those shown at the top of your display.

 Irrelevant detail Try to avoid inappropriate side issues which may detract from the main subject.remember that the viewer has a limited time to look at your poster. Don't make up for lack of information by using exceptionally large fonts and figures. This could be done by giving a set of key points. However.  Clutter Conversely. take care that viewers are not likely to cause damage.  Sparseness Make sure that enough information is included on the poster. 14. This could involve adding leaflets or cards for readers to take with them. Tips to make your poster memorable A key theme or item of interest can be important in drawing attention to your work Some possible ideas are:  Use of analogies Use an analogy which is easy for the viewer to remember. .  Too much detail Don't be tempted to include all you know on the subject .  Interaction Consider making the poster tactile. Relate your problem or its solution to the likely common experience of the viewer.  3-D You may want to attach relevant three-dimensional models to the poster to add impact. Try to Avoid:  Window pane effect Straight rows and columns of information are not visually stimulating especially if the size and content of each appears similar. Summary A concise summary may be useful.  Leaflets You may wish to attach a leaflet dispenser to provide your contact details. Contact point Provide your contact details to encourage people to find out more about your research. avoid having so much information that the sections presented are unable to stand apart.BUSINESS SCHOOL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2017 RESEARCH POSTER GUIDELINES 13. Use a pattern of sections this need not be regular. giving a window pane effect.