Monday 9 February 2009

Poster this: Festival of Postgraduate Research (CFP)

Here are some details of the poster festival of postgraduate research held in July. A worthwhile activity – it would be great to see more history being put out there!
For the fifth successive year, the University of Leicester is holding its one-day poster presentation exhibition to showcase postgraduate research to employers and the general public, as well as to the wider research community. As a postgraduate researcher, this is an exciting opportunity to publicise your research to new audiences and to make useful contacts. There will also be the opportunity to win substantial prizes provided by employers for the best presentations. In addition, the best exhibitors will be asked to represent the University of Leicester at a regional competition organised by Vitae on Tuesday 7th July 2009.
Posters should be designed to explain your research to the widest possible audience. The University will select the 50 best proposals from postgraduates across the University. These proposals will be posted on the Festival of Postgraduate Research website and promoted to academics, employers and the press. The selected postgraduates will then have the opportunity to attend a one-day training course entitled Presenting Research to Different Audiences covering poster design, employability, networking skills and media awareness.
Successful applicants will be invited to present their posters on Thursday 25th June in the Belvoir Suite, 2nd Floor, Charles Wilson Building, to an audience drawn from the University, employers and the general public.
For details of the application procedure, and further information, visit the graduate school website.
More detailed information briefings will be held from 1-2pm in the Student Development Zone Seminar Room (David Wilson Library) on:
Monday 9th February, and Thursday 12th February

The deadline Friday 6th March 2009.