Annual Research Student Poster Competition

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Posters for this year’s Doctoral College Poster Competition is now open. This is a chance for you to showcase your research to colleagues and peers across DMU and to the public. As it is a competition, there will be judges who will be evaluating the posters based on the following criteria:

  1. Design (visual representation and communication)
  2. Research content (clear, accurate and informative)
  3. Communication (presented and communicated in an engaging way)

All shortlisted posters will be put on display around campus for the following year. The event will take place on the 17 June at the Venue.


In order to participate, you will need to submit a draft poster (A4 PowerPoint or PDF file). The competition is open to all research degree students at any stage of their journey.

After the deadline there will be a shortlisting process. All successful participants must attend the day of the competition.  If you are a campus based student, you are expected to attend in person; if you are an off-campus based student who cannot attend in person, you are expected to attend virtually through face-time technology. There will also be opportunity to improve your poster before printing and to develop your communication skills.

Submission Form:

To submit your poster, please go to this page:  Doctoral College Poster Application Form.  You may be asked to log in with your DMU Username and password.

Competition guidelines:

  • Deadline: 10 April (12:00pm);
  • Competition is open to all research degree students at any stage of their project;
  • You may only submit one application;
  • Content of poster must feature an aspect of your doctoral research;
  • You must submit a poster either as a PDF (.pdf) or a PowerPoint file (.ppt);
  • Posters will be printed in A1 - ensure your graphics and images are of 300dpi or greater quality;
  • Your poster must not have more than 500 words;
  • Your poster must clearly include your full name, poster title, and the University logo;
  • Your poster must not infringe on copyright - it is your responsibility to ensure you do not  breach copyright; if you are in doubt, please ask;
  • Successful participants will have their poster printed before the competition - the cost of printing is covered;
  • All successful participants must attend the competition - this is a full day event;
  •  The competition is open to off-campus research degree students;
  • Estimated shortlisting announcement: 14 April.

If you have any questions about the competition, please do not hesitate to contact us at





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