College of Science and Engineering Poster Fair

Research should be shared - participate and gain some valuable skills!

About the competition

This is the first year we are running a College-level poster fair. This provides you an opportunity to showcase your research to your peers as well as to other members of the College, including undergraduate and masters' students. The goal is to present your research to non-specialists, so it also encourages you to think outside the box and present your research in a different way!

Shortlisted participants will present their poster during the Doctoral College Week, taking place between the 18th-22 March 2019. Winners of the College poster fair, will then go on to a University-wide competition taking place on the 22nd March which will be evaluated by external judges (e.g. not University staff).

Why participate?

This is an opportunity to practice your presentation skills, create a poster that can be reused at other events (e.g. conferences, departmental events, etc.), and network with peers, academics, and external judges. Alongside the Doctoral College, shortlisted participants will have the opportunity to attend media training to develop skills for working with non-specialists and talking about your research broadly.


All current doctoral researchers at the University of Leicester, including distance learning and part-time researchers.

Applications are open! Click here!

Competition guidelines

  • Each entrant will need to submit the online form: click here
  • Deadline: 16 January 2019
  • One abstract allowed per entrant.
  • Abstracts must relate to an aspect of the entrant's doctoral research.
  • Shortlisted announcement: 21 January 2019
  • If selected, participants are required to produce a poster:
    • Posters are printed in A1 size and may be in portrait or landscape orientations
    • Posters must clearly include:
      • the presenter's full name
      • the poster's title
      • the University logo
    • Posters must not infringe on copyright - it is your responsibility to ensure you do not breach copyright; if you are in doubt, please ask.
    • Posters submitted for printed by the 1st March 2019 - cost of printing is covered
    • Participants must attend the day of the competition - 18 March 2019, 9:00-12:00
    • The top five participants must be able to attend the day of the University-wide competition - 22 March 2019, 9:00-12:00

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Contact Details

College of Science and Engineering
Physics Building
University of Leicester 
Tel: 0116 252 3497