The HRC runs a poster competition which gives PhD students in the arts and humanities the opportunity to test their skills in communicating research beyond their own discipline.
Producing a poster can be a very useful way of clarifying your doctoral project not only to others, but also to yourself. It will also give you practical experience in communicating your research to different audiences.
The competition is a great way to build our interdisciplinary research community and to discover more about the huge and exciting range of postgraduate research projects being carried out at York.
Making a research poster in the first year of my PhD was really worthwhile. It helped me to clearly define my project themes and goals, and has been a really good visual aid for me when writing abstracts and proposals.
Often as a PhD student you get so stuck into the minutiae of your research. It's great to have a chance to convey what you've discovered to a more general audience - it gives you a different perspective on things.
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