Research Poster Conference

The annual Research Poster Conference is the largest postgraduate researcher event at the University. The conference gives researchers the opportunity to produce a research poster for a general audience, promote ther research and meet other researchers. We fill the Great Hall with posters and researchers to give members of the public, postgraduate researchers and members of staff from across the University the opportunity to find out about the wealth of research that happens in Birmingham.

The information on this page refers to the Research Poster Conference 2020, which unfortunately had to be cancelled. The University Graduate School is determined to offer an experience in 2021 that has similar outcomes to our annual Research Poster Conference but the format of delivery may differ from previous years. Further details regarding the 2021 event will be shared in Semester Two.

We warmly welcome our postgraduate researchers from all Colleges (College of Arts and Law, College of Social Sciences, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences) to submit their abstracts for the Research Poster Conference. This one-day interdisciplinary conference is a good opportunity for postgraduate researchers to showcase their research, network with other researchers, enhance their skills and gain experience in presenting their research to non-specialists.

Eligibility for presenting at the conference

The Research Poster Conference is open to all postgraduate researchers (full-time, part-time, distance) who are currently registered at the University of Birmingham and are available to attend the conference. 

Research Poster Conference 2019: You can read the abstracts and view some of the tweets from the conference.

Research Poster Conference 2018: You can read the abstracts, view some of the tweets and view photos from the conference.

 

 How will the abstracts be shortlisted?

The conference audience consists of researchers and academics from different departments within the University. Therefore, we look for abstracts specifically aimed for a non-specialist audience. Please note that if your abstract is deemed incoherent or too technical, you may be contacted by the conference team and asked to make amendments.

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

    1. Your abstract should have an engaging title that attracts non-specialists' attention
    2. Your abstract 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
    4. Your abstract should not be more than 150 words

 What happens next?

If your abstract is accepted for the Research Poster Conference, you will receive an email within two weeks after the deadline with further instructions. You will also be invited to join an online platform for presenters where you will have access to detailed information about the Conference and an opportunity to network with other researchers before the Conference. 

We also provide training sessions such as 'Designing Effective Posters', 'Networking Skills' and 'Public Engagement' to prepare you for the Research Poster Conference. 

 Will there be any prizes at the Conference?

Posters and presentations are evaluated by a panel of judges that are from a wide variety of backgrounds including alumni, employers, academics and professional members of staff. 

The prizes are:

1. Overall winner: £500 towards research (provided by the University Graduate School)

2. Runner up: £200 towards research (provided by the University Graduate School)

3. College of Arts and Law winner: £100 Amazon voucher (provided by College of Arts and Law PGR development fund)

4. College of Engineering and Physical Sciences winner: £100 Amazon voucher (provided by College of Engineering and Physical Sciences PGR development fund)

5. College of Life and Environmental Sciences: £100 Amazon voucher (provided by College of Life and Environmental Sciences PGR development fund)

6. College of Medical and Dental Sciences winner: £100 Amazon voucher (provided by College of Medical and Dental Sciences PGR development fund)

7. College of Social Sciences winner: £100 Amazon voucher (provided by College of Social Sciences PGR development fund)

8. Best Poster: £50 Amazon voucher (provided by the University Graduate School)

9. Best Presentation: £50 Amazon voucher (provided by the University Graduate School)

10. Public’s Choice Award £100 Amazon Voucher (provided by the University Graduate School)

11. #uobresearch #uobRPC20 Engagement Award four £20 Amazon Vouchers (provided by the University Graduate School)

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