With assignments approaching, here are some tips from the Learning Developers on creating a poster. If you would like more support you can contact them via the Student Support Blackboard.

Firstly you’ll need to think about the mechanics of creating a poster. Maybe you’ll need to familiarise yourself with a new software or simply brush up your skills with an old one. Our guide below uses PowerPoint and Word.

When you’ve thought about the how, you might like to think about the what. What is your topic and what is the purpose of your poster -is it to present an argument, report findings, convince an audience or promote a product? And how can you display this information to have the maximum impact? Who is your audience – will it be your tutor, experts, the general public, or your peers? And what will they be looking for – detailed information, argument or simply a brief summary?

Finally, you might like to read up on poster design using this fantastic e-book from the Library. Click on the Link and then log in via the Open Athens Log in.

Bethell, E. (2014) Posters and Presentations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Note: The Library owns access to 2 e-copies and the length of the loan period is restricted due to publisher terms. The maximum Download / Read Online period is 24 hours 0 min.

Please get in touch if you would like additional support via the Student Support Blackboard by clicking on the image below.