Advanced Academic English: Academic Posters


Communication Skills

Target group

Members of the Doctoral Schools


Participants should have an advanced knowledge of English so the language will not form a hurdle within this workshop. They should already have some experience with designing an academic poster as they will have to bring own material to the second class.


The participants learn how adapt and edit academic material to create a well-structured and appealing poster. Technical tips will be provided in a reference section but not discussed in class. 


The first session uses a host of authentic examples from various fields to focus on important elements of an academic poster such as structure & order of information, appealing layout & title, adapted text & visuals. These examples will be discussed at length to draw up practical guidelines and to find out how participants can implement these within their research topic. 
During the second session, the participants will bring one of their own posters to discuss its design and present the content to their colleagues. Tips will be shared on how to improve the poster and properly present it at conferences.

Placement test: No

Time schedule & Venue

Course code


(1 course = 2 x 3 hrs)


Teaching room/Venue

on following dates:

Thursdays 26 March + 2 April 2020

replaced by:

Thursdays 23 + 30 April 2020




from 9h30 - 12h30




on following dates:

Tuesdays 12 May + 19 May 2020


from 9h30 - 12h30




Note: Please bring your own refreshments. The Doctoral Schools don’t provide these unless mentioned otherwise.

Registration procedure

You can not register for this course if you have already registered for the course 'Advanced Academic English: Conference Skills'. There is no need to register at the University Language Centre.

Register by following this link: Your subscription will be confirmed by separate e-mail from the Doctoral Schools.

If the course is fully booked, you can request by e-mail to to be added to the waiting list. Please mention your ID student nr.

Registration fee

Free of charge for the members of the Doctoral Schools.



Number of participants


Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

The students are asked to send in an academic poster after the final session, which will be evaluated by the teacher. This course counts as 1 transferable skills training in the cluster Communication skills.