Student Skills: How to make engaging academic posters

This workshop is a quick introduction to producing effective academic posters, from the perspective of the Linnean Society's Education and Public Engagement Manager, Joe Burton.

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
02074344479 ext 228

STUDENT SKILLS 15:00–17:30 Friday 8 November 2019

This workshop is part of a series of events leading up to the Linnean Society Student Conference 2020. It is suitable for postgraduate students looking to improve their public engagement skills.

There will be a maximum of eight participants with one facilitator so that individual attention can be given.

A full listing of upcoming workshops can be found here: Discovery Workshops

RSB Poster Competition 2018

In general, academic posters do not communicate research effectively, or certainly not efficiently.

In this workshop, we will explore how to create more engaging academic posters that tell the story of your research with clarity and impact. We want posters to spark engagement and to create quick understanding, and encourage new lines of questioning.

This workshop will not involve using any equipment or software but will focus on soft-skills like layout and language.

The workshop will be led by the Society's Education and Public Engagement Manager, Joe Burton.

This workshop costs £5 and is open to all. Please get in touch if this fee is a barrier to attendance and we will waive the fee.

  • Registration is essential to secure your place.
  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All materials will be provided.
  • The session will take place in our Discovery Room which is home to some of the Society's unique historical collections.