ePoster Competition Workshops

Researcher Logo 2016Thinking of entering the Researcher@Library Week ePoster Competition? Starting 26 July the University of Melbourne Library team along with colleagues from ResBaz and Melbourne CSHE are providing a range of workshops at both Parkville and Southbank campuses to help you plan and develop your ePoster, with sessions on effective poster design, tools for infographics and other visualisations, video editing, how to use PowerPoint effectively, sourcing images and videos, and more.

  • Make it visual, Tuesday 26 July, 10am-11am. Communication of your research to broader audiences to facilitate engagement and impact is an important skill for graduate researchers. In this workshop our presenters will explore the elements of effective poster design. Details and bookings here.
  • Using PowerPoint for building digital posters, Tuesday 26 July, 1pm-2pm. Come along to a workshop on how best to work with Powerpoint to showcase your research. Details and bookings here.
  • Visualisation tools: Converting your research into eye-catching graphics, Wednesay 27 July, 10am-12:30pm. This workshop will introduce three data visualisation tools –, Carto DB and Gephi – that can help you to produce striking images that encapsulate your research. It will also provide tips for importing visualisations into presentation formats. This session is for University of Melbourne graduate researchers.​ BYO device or share a windows computer. Details and bookings here.
  • Giving credit where it’s due: Sourcing images and videos & acknowledging sources, Wednesday 27 July, 1pm-2pm. It is important to acknowledge where you find images and videos to avoid committing plagiarism, breaking copyright and to make it easy for people to find your sources. This session will cover how to find images and video that you are able to use for your research and how to correctly attribute these sources. Details and bookings here.
  • Keep it short, sharp and to the point: Working with text, Thursday 28 July, 10am-12pm. The ability to present your research in a succinct, imaginative and accessible way is a vital skill for any researcher these days. Both within Academia and in the outside world if you can captivate an audience in a matter of minutes, half the battle is won. The ePoster is one such challenge. This workshop will look at maximising the impact of your text in the very limited space that an ePoster allows. Bring pen and paper or laptop/smart phone for writing exercise purposes. Details and bookings here.
  • Infographics for beginners, Thursday 28 July, 1pm-2pm. Learn about using infographics to help communicate your research. This hands-on workshop will cover the online tools Canva and Piktochart. Details and bookings here.

Full details on the graduate ePoster competition can be found here. The competition is part of the 2016 Researcher@Library Week, 22-26 August, and the full program of competition support workshops can be found here.