Poster presentations


  • Size: A0 (1189 mm high and 841 mm wide)
  • Orientation: Landscape
  • Font: San Serif fonts e.g. Arial, Calibri, or Verdana Single spaced or 1.5 line spacing
  • Font size: 32 pt minimum is recommended. Captions no smaller than 18pt. The text should be concise and easy to read. Less is more! 


The Poster should be saved in pdf format and sent to There will be no cost to the Team for printing.

Software tools for creating the poster

Popular choices for producing posters are:

If you are not confident with learning new Software, then go with what you know.  It’s the content and design not what you used to produce the poster matters. 

Useful resources for designing a poster

Posters and Presentations blog by a University of Bristol student gives a good overview including links to tools and ideas for good design.

The University of Leeds has put a comprehensive guide together for producing effective poster presentations.

The Molecular Ecologist has put together ten simple rules for designing a scientific poster