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An academic poster is a graphic or textual method of presenting information. A well-designed poster is approximately

  • 20 - 25% text

  • 40 - 45% graphics

  • 30 - 40% empty space

These ratios will vary according to the authors. You may be required to produce an academic poster as part of an assessment brief for an academic programme of study, or to summarise the findings of an applied project, dissertation, or thesis.

Posters obtaining a mark of 2.1 upwards can be archived on open access on CCT's Academic Research Collection (ARC).

Posters accepted as part of academic conferences are also accepted for inclusion in ARC. Contact for further information.

The starting point for creating your academic poster is to analyse the brief provided as part of your academic studies, determine your audience, address all the important aspects of your topic, and convey a clear message! However, the design elements of your poster are also very important. The tips below will help you design a poster that is not only informative but also visually appealing.

  • Choose an appropriate layout. It is common to divide poster content into two or more columns. Alternatively, you can choose a pre-designed infographic or poster template from the platform you have chosen to design the poster: Canva, Piktochart, Powerpoint, etc...

  • Do not clutter or overcrowd your poster. Ensure that there is also a sufficient amount of blank or white space.

  • Ensure that headings are discernable.

  • Use a consistent font and colour palette. Choose different font size and colour for headings for additional emphasis.

  • Include text to contextualise and explain key points. In the absence of an indicated word count, a word limit of 500 words is sufficient. Do not clutter your poster with an excessive amount of text.

  • Include academic references and useful websites to reinforce your argument. The most useful posters are those which provide useful resources for the academic community.

  • Add copyright-compliant images to reinforce key findings. These may be images that you have generated or which are labelled for reuse. Images are an essential component of an academic poster.


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Business Posters



Alexia Sarai Alvarez Sánchez

Bachelor of Business (L8 Add-on) - 2023


Northern Lights Cathedral

Narubia Roque Electo de Paiva

BB (Hons) in Business- 2023



ICT Posters


Prediction of Stress Levels on Higher Education Students Using Machine Learning

 Valentina Quiroga, Alejandra Quintanilla, and José Najera

Bsc (Hons) in Computing in IT- 2022


Mobile application to travel the world using virtual reality and machine learning

Valentina Quiroga, Francisco Olivares, and José Najera

Bsc (Hons) in Computing in IT- 2021


The Shape of a Photon

Christopher C. O’Neill

MSc in Data Analytics-2021

Be aware that it is not permissible to use images without the permission of the copyright holder unless:

  • The image is labelled for reuse. When searching images in Google, click on Tools and restrict your search to images with a Creative Commons licence.

  • The image is available from a reputable website which offers free images.

  • The image is used under Fair Use, for example as part of an examination.

  • If the use of a copyrighted image is unavoidable, for example, a bar chart from a book or article, ensure that you credit the author using both intext and full citations.