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Postgraduate Summer Research Showcase

Presenting at PSRS

The following points are specific to poster presentations at PSRS. If you are looking for general guidance on poster presentations, please click here.


The showcase is all about displaying the breadth and variety of postgraduate student research conducted at the University of Manchester. As such, we welcome submissions from all stages of a PhD research project, so long as the motivation behind the work and the potential impact is effectively communicated.


The audience at PSRS will be very general, with leading academics from different fields, professional support service staff, and the wider public. Many people will be non-specialists in the subject matter of the poster, hence it is advisable to avoid technical language.

Poster Board Size

Each presenter will have a poster board of size 2100mm tall and 1250mm wide. A0 and A1 posters will fit in both landscape or portrait orientations. Velcro and adhesive will be provided.

Submission: Title, Abstract and Keywords

The submission consists of the poster title, 3 keywords and a short abstract of 250 words maximum. The abstract must be in plain unformatted text. We are unfortunately unable to accept LaTeX or other formatting at the current time. Click here to submit.

The actual poster is not required until the event itself, as explained in the timings below.


Poster presenters will be required to set up their poster on Monday 22nd June 2020 between 12:00 and 14:00. This is to allow the judges to preview the posters.

The poster exhibition will take place on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 between 13:00 and 17:00, as explained in the timetable.


Please contact us regarding the use of props.


It is the responsibility of the presenter to print their poster in advance of PSRS.

The Graphics Support Workshop based at Humanities Bridgeford street (number 35 on the campus map) are able to assist with poster design and printing. Note that up to a week maybe required for poster printing at busy times. The Graphic Support workshop may be contacted on 0161 275 2523 (Int. x52523)

Reusing Existing Posters

You are welcome to re-use existing posters at PSRS.