PGR Research Poster Competition 2024: Expressions of Interest

The University Graduate School is hosting the Postgraduate Research Festival on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th of June 2024, a key part of which is our annual Research Poster Competition!

To ensure we have time to add you to the Canvas course, and that you are able to put together your poster, please complete this form by 23:59 Sunday 12 May

Want to know more before signing up? Join our Virtual Information Drop-in, 10am-12pm Friday 5th April.

This is the biggest celebration of postgraduate research at the University of Birmingham, giving postgraduate researchers from different disciplines the opportunity to share their research with academics, other members of the University, and their fellow researchers. All University of Birmingham Postgraduate Researchers (PhD, MRes, Higher doctorates etc.) are invited to exhibit a research poster as part of the event.

We really want to celebrate the breadth of outstanding research undertaken by PGRs here at UoB - whether you're looking at diversity issues within the publishing industry, are conducting ground-breaking cancer research, or are disproving a centuries-old theorem, we would love to have you take part in this year's Research Poster Competition!

This year, all submitted research posters will be hosted on an online platform to allow hybrid interaction, with applicants invited to share their poster at the Postgraduate Research Festival in person on Wednesday 19th of June 2024. The Poster Team will print and display your poster on your behalf - so there is no cost involved in submitting a poster.  

  • All applicants will be invited to submit a poster for the event 
  • All applicants will receive an invite to a Canvas course, which will provide guidance and support on designing a poster suitable for the event, as well how their posters will be judges
    • This year, there will be prizes for the top three posters overall (£400/£300/£200, respectively), best poster from each college (£150 per college), and a People's Choice Award (£150).
    • We also have four optional themed awards (£100 each): when you submit your poster, you can opt-in to be considered for these. They are for Research into Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity, Inclusive Research Design, Research into Sustainability, and, celebrating the 2024 Festival theme of 'Collaboration and Connection', Award for Collaborative Research.
  • All applicants will receive an invite to the e-poster system ('Learning Toolbox') and further details on how to submit their poster by the May 17th deadline.  
  • If you would like your poster to be considered for a prize you must;
    • Be available on the 18th and 19th of June to engage with other posters, respond to informal questions from your peers, University staff, and members of the public, and be responsive on the e-poster chat function.
    • Be available, if shortlisted, to attend an in-person session on the 19th of June to discuss your poster and answer questions from our judges. If you are registered as a distance student we will provide alternative options to discuss your poster.

First and last name
Please ensure that this is your UoB email address, i.e. one that ends with ''
Mode of study*
Location of study *
As per your course registration rather than based on current working practice
Year of Study*
If part time, consider as equivalent to full time ie. Year 1 until end of 2 years researching.
You can use your thesis title as a placeholder but your final poster title should be short, engaging and free of jargon so that is understandable to and attracts non-specialists' attention.

Thank you

Thank you for confirming your expression of interest to create a poster for the University of Graduate School's annual Research Poster Competition. Please now submit this form or save and resume later.

You will receive an email invitation to the email you provided to join our Canvas course, which provides guidance and support on creating a poster suitable for the event, as well as details of support sessions. You will need to complete the course and follow instructions to create a profile on our poster display system and upload your poster and supporting information by 5pm on 17th May - add the deadline to your diary now!

What will happen to my data?

The information that you share will be processed by the University Graduate School, within Academic Services, in relation to the organisation of the event and to help us to improve our engagement activities. To find out how we will use any personal data you share with us, please read our privacy statements: 

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