Stand by your poster

10 May

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Thanks to those who commented on my poster designs. This is what I went with in the end, and I was rather chuffed with it!

I had a bit of bother getting it printed this week. The research institute offered to print our posters for us, but when I went to pick it up it looked terrible- the pictures had moved and were hiding the text and a random text box had appeared out of nowhere. The institute had changed it from powerpoint to PDF to print it and something obviously went wrong in translation. So I did a quick fix and luckily poster 2 printed well.

The symposium was today, and I got in nice and early to pin up my poster. In the breaks I had to stand by it and talk about it to the students and staff that stopped by. I was quite nervous at first but I had a great time talking about my work. I was so pleased that so many people came to see me and were interested in my work. I’m really lucky that my topic naturally seems to attract people’s interest. Although I hope that my love of the collection comes through as well! I do enjoy introducing people to Maurice.

It was also nice meeting up with other students and hearing about their work. I love the randomness of the range of research topics. Some of the papers today included ‘Queer reading of Bronte’s Wuthering Heights’, ‘Telephones in Sri Lanka’  and ‘Tolkien’s Farmer Giles of Ham’.

Best of all, at the end of the day I found out that I had won ‘best poster’ and I got a nice blackwells book voucher. After so much academic reading this year I might be naughty and treat myself to some fiction books.

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One Response to “Stand by your poster”

  1. mtchelzbt May 10, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Congratulations! It sounds like poster presentations offer much more scope for talking over your research and getting feedback than a spoken presentation which is so limited when it comes to time for questions and general discussion. Really nice to have your experience to think about when considering ways of sharing what I’m doing. Thanks!

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