Poster Day Online 2015

20th April - 9th May 2015

Poster Day Online allows all PGRs to present their research in a poster or related format to a wider academic audience independently of their location, to view other posters over the three week period and to  engage in online discussions promoted by email.

All attendance is through online software in VOCAL, in a dedicated environment with access provided for  staff and students based on and off the University campus.

Poster Day Online is viewed by more people. gives time for viewers to consider the poster and think of constructive criticism/questions, and gives the student time to give serious thought to their answer and give in depth responses. (Participant 2014)

Course Information

In March 2015 onwards, all registered participants will receive emails with further information and guidance for this event. You will also receive instructions on how to submit your poster before the 13th April.

Nice to get written feedback on your posters as you don't normally get this. Also get an idea of how the poster comes across to people not in your field of work. (Participant 2014)

This event has the following attendance requirements during the event:

  • Participants are expected to monitor activity on their own poster and to answer questions set by visitors within ~3 days.
  • Participants are expected to engage actively: to view other posters outside their own field of study and add comments/questions on at least 3 other posters.

Please note:

Participants will need to submit their poster electronically in the week 13th – 20th  April.

All participants will need to have internet access over the period 20th April - 9th May 2015.


Registration for Poster day Online 2015 is now closed.

If you have not yet registered you will need to defer attendance until 2016.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering requires all students, where possible, to attend the on campus Poster Day. If students from the Faculty of Science and Engineering are unable to attend the on campus Poster Day,  they should seek permission from their Department/School Director of Research before registering for the on-line event.


'The VOCAL Poster Day Online site is an excellent idea and very well implemented.'

'I got some good suggestions for my own research.'

(Participants 2014)

All further enquiries relating to Poster Day Online should be sent to Poster Day Online Enquiries,

Please ensure that your poster follows the official Poster Guidelines, >> Poster Day Guidelines.

Please note that many journals regard posters presented online as a form of publishing. If your work is unpublished, and is commercially sensitive, you should consider very carefully which details of your research are necessary when presenting the work to those from other fields of research.

Help and advice on producing a poster: Guidance on to help produce a poster is available online: >> Preparing a Research Poster.

Campus based Workshops offering guidance on producing a poster will be announced in early 2015.

'An advantage of this event is that you can spend as much as time as you like looking over posters.' Participant 2014. (Participant 2014)

Prizes   There will be four prizes (Amazon vouchers) for the best judged posters; one prize for each faculty, which are selected by judges from the Schools or Institutes and a 'students award' selected by all participants.

Judging information: further information on the judging process is available in the Judging section of this web-site.