Research Poster Conference 2017

Applications for Research Poster Conference 2017 are now closed.

This year the Research Poster Conference will take place on Thursday 15 June 2017 in the Great Hall of the Aston Webb building.

This one-day conference is a celebration of postgraduate research at the University of Birmingham. Postgraduate researchers from different disciplines come together in the Great Hall to present their research to fellow researchers, academics, a panel of judges and members of the public. The Conference is a great opportunity to gain experience in presenting your research to a non-specialist audience and networking with other researchers and academics from different disciplines.


The Research Poster Conference is open to all postgraduate researchers who are currently registered at the University of Birmingham and are available to attend the conference.

How to apply

Applications for the Research Poster Conference 2017 are now closed.

Information about applications for the Research Poster Conference 2018 will be provided in early 2018.

 Summary requirements

The conference audience will consist of researchers and academics from different departments within the University. Therefore, we are looking for text specifically aimed for a broad audience. Please note that if your summary is deemed incoherent or too technical, you may be contacted by the conference team and asked to make amendments.

 Your summary will be shortlisted on the basis of the following criteria:

    1. Your summary should have an engaging title that attracts non-specialists' attention
    2. Your summary should have a clear outline describing the originality and impact of your research
    3. You should use jargon-free language where technical terms are explained clearly wherever possible

 What happens next

If your summary is accepted for the Research Poster Conference, you will receive an email within two weeks after the deadline and you will be asked to submit your research poster.

You will receive further instructions about producing and presenting your poster and we will be providing training sessions such as 'Designing Effective Posters', 'Networking Skills' and 'Public Engagement' to prepare you for the Research Poster Conference. 


There will be many prizes available including, but not limited to: overall winner, best poster design, best poster presentation, best posters from individual colleges and many more. Posters will be judged by a panel that are from a wide variety of backgrounds including alumni, employers, University of Birmingham’s cultural partners and academic staff. In order to win a prize, you must attend the Research Poster Conference. 

The University Graduate School is happy to announce that our prize for the Overall winner will be £1000 to be spent on research. Other prizes will be confirmed closer to the date of the Conference.