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Research Poster Competition 2019



About the competition

The Graduate School Research Poster Competition has been established to showcase the research undertaken by doctoral researchers at the University of Reading. Doctoral researchers from across all years and disciplines are invited to submit a poster on an aspect of their doctoral research. If your poster is accepted it will be displayed at the University of Reading Doctoral Research Conference on 19 June 2019. The competition will be judged by a panel drawn from University of Reading staff.

The winner will receive an award of £100.


All current doctoral researchers including professional doctorates (EngD, DBA, Ed.D and DAgriFood) who have not graduated before 1 June 2019.

Competition guidelines

  • Each entrant should submit the form below along with a PDF of their poster.
  • Only one poster allowed per entrant. Posters must relate to an aspect of the entrant's doctoral research.
  • Entries will be shortlisted by a panel drawn from University of Reading staff.
  • We strongly recommend that entrants follow the University's guidelines on research posters
  • Shortlisted posters should be printed A1 in size.
  • Posters can be landscape or portrait orientation.
  • Printed posters do not have to be laminated.
  • If shortlisted, it is the responsibility of entrants to arrange for the printing of their poster. Posters must not be altered from the original PDF version.
  • Shortlisted posters must be printed and displayed on the designated conference poster board on the morning of 19 June 2019.

Judging criteria

Posters will be assessed according to two criteria:

  • Poster design - presentation and visual communication
  • Research content - how easily this can be understood by non-subject specialists

Note for applicants:

If your poster is selected then you should be able to attend the conference on 19 June 2019.  Entrants will be informed if their poster has been selected by 17 May 2019.

Deadline for competition entry:

Friday 26 April 2019

Form for entries:


Research Poster Competition 2018

Jordan Bilsborrow, a doctoral researcher in the School of Biological Sciences, was the winner of the 2018 Research Poster Competition. Jordan's poster is entitled 'Genetic Variation conflicts with morphological boundaries in Iberian Narcissus L. species'.



Research Poster Competition 2017

Katy Whitaker, a doctoral researcher in Archaeology, was the winner of the 2017 Research Poster Competition. Katy's poster is entitled 'Where did the Whiteknights sarsen stones come from?'


 Research poster winner 2017




Research Poster Competition 2016


This year's winner of the Research Poster Competition was Rebecca Emerton, a doctoral researcher from the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science. Rebecca's poster is entitled 'El Nino as a predictor of flood hazard'.

The winner of the People's Choice award in the Research Poster Competition went to Saleh Omairi (School of Biological Sciences) for his poster: 'Muscle-specific expression on Errγ in the myostatin null background leads to the development of hypertrophied oxidative muscle'.

 research poster competition 2016 winner


Research Poster Competition 2015


The 2015 Research Poster Competition featured over 25 posters, showcasing postgraduate research from across the University. First prize was awarded to George Savill, a doctoral researcher from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development/Rothamsted Research. George's poster is entitled 'The relationship between genotype, yield and environmental factors on protein distribution in the wheat endosperm'.


 Winning research poster 2015




Research Poster Competition 2014


First prize was awarded to Jacob Bishop, a PhD researcher from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development. Jacob's poster was entitled 'Pollinators: a buffer against climate-driven yield loss?'


 Jacob Bishop and his winning poster



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