Doctoral School Research Poster Competition
The annual Research Poster Competition is organised by the Doctoral School to encourage UCL graduate research students to communicate their research to others and prepare them for presenting their work at conferences.
This year, the Doctoral School Poster Competition allows students to enter their poster in (cross)disciplinary research categories rather than by Faculty/School. The aim is to encourage us to think more broadly about how our research fits in the wider world or how our research might innovatively impact on other research areas.
Please select ONE Theme for your poster entry. These research themes are intentionally overlapping and your project could likely fit under several of the headings, so you are welcome to choose the one that you feel best describes your research topic.
In the list below, the words in orange are UCL Research Domains: these domains each have an Early Career Network associated with them. We highly recommend joining one if you haven’t already. They offer great opportunities for personal and professional development as well as networking.
If you feel we are potentially missing an important cross-disciplinary theme, please suggest it in the free-text box provided in the registration form, for us to consider using in FUTURE years. While these suggestions cannot be used in this year’s competition, we are working towards ensuring that all researchers have access to an Early Career Network they feel included in and inspired by.
THEME 1: Understanding and transforming human societies
· Social Sciences
· Collaborative social science including interaction between the social sciences and the natural and applied sciences, and the humanities
THEME 2: Advances in technology
· Theoretical and applied research using computational and data sciences
· Digital technologies
· Mathematical sciences
THEME 3: Making our world
· Human-made environments (including Art, Architecture, Design, Manufacturing)
· Physical Sciences (including engineering sciences)
THEME 4: Discovering worlds, improving ours
· Environment (including energy and sustainability)
· Space (including astrophysics, public policy related to space exploration, etc.)
THEME 5: Understanding the mind and behaviour
· Neuroscience (including neurology, psychiatry, mental health/wellbeing, psychology)
THEME 6: Frontiers in health and medicine
· Personalised Medicine (including patient-targeted medicines, therapies)
· Population health and health of the public
· Cancer Studies
THEME 7: Unlocking the secrets of life
· Life sciences and other basic sciences
HOW TO ENTER
To enter the competition you must complete the entry form (link at the bottom of this page) and send us your poster in PDF format before the
DEADLINE: Monday 7 JUNE 2021
£400 First Prize and
one to three £100 Runner-Up Prizes in each Theme depending on number of posters in the Theme.
Your poster should be designed to convey the essence of your research in a clear and eye-catching way, to appeal to colleagues as well as non-specialists.
The ideal poster will:
- attract viewers/passers-by to stop and take an interest
- make a good impression
- enable the viewer to remember key details of your research (what, why, how, who?)
- encourage viewers to contact you for more information about your research
- it should be possible for the viewer to absorb the general information in your poster in a short time (up to 3 minutes).
The following information should be cleary visible on your poster:
- your name
- your supervisor's name
- your department.
- your poster's design key elements: logo/banner, fonts, colours should follow the UCL visual identity
- posters must be submitted in PDF format and can be either portrait or landscape orientation
- it is the responsibility of entrants to ensure that any images used in their poster are not copyrighted
- only one poster per person can be submitted.