Using posters to communicate your research - standalone online learning course More Details
Duration Accessible at any time during academic year (3 hours)
Team Researcher Academy

This standalone online course is run by the Researcher Academy 

Target Audience: Early stage postgraduate research students and research staff who have little or no experience of presenting an academic poster or those who want a reminder of the ‘basics’.

This self-paced, standalone course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare and deliver an effective academic poster. Whether you're a student preparing for a research presentation or a professional showcasing your work at a conference, this course will provide you with valuable insights and practical tips.

To receive a "attended" mark on your training record, you must successfully complete the final quiz at the end of the course and achieve a passing score.

By the end of this course, you will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the following key aspects of academic poster design and presentation:

  1. Audience Analysis: Learn to identify and cater to the specific needs and expectations of your target audience, ensuring your poster effectively communicates your research.
  2. Poster Formats and Structures: Explore various poster formats and structures, helping you choose the most suitable layout to showcase your research findings.
  3. Data Presentation: Discover strategies for presenting data effectively on your poster, making complex information accessible and engaging to your audience.
  4. Practical Production and Display: Gain insights into the practicalities of producing and displaying your poster.
  5. Design Principles: Learn how to use color, size, fonts, and other design elements to create an aesthetically pleasing and impactful poster.
  6. Conference Poster Sessions: Prepare yourself for a successful conference poster session by understanding best practices for engaging with attendees and effectively conveying your research.

This course is designed to be completed in approximately 3 hours, allowing you to progress through the materials at your own pace. This course is available 24/7, allowing you to access the materials at your convenience through the Moodle platform.

Get ready to enhance your poster presentation skills and make a lasting impression at your next academic event. Enroll today and embark on your journey to becoming a proficient academic poster designer and presenter!

This course also forms part of the "Traditional Avenues for Research Communication" pathway. 

Process: Moodle standalone course with a quiz assessment at the end.

To access and enrol on the course, please select the link below: 

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Course open throughout the year
Access Moodle
Participate in forum discussions on Moodle
Engage with online materials
Watch and listen to pre-recorded videos
Complete reflections document/ workbook (optional)
Undertake and submit an assessment (to be marked as attended)

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