May 26, 2023, by Lisa Chin

Call for participation: Postgraduate Showcase 2023

Present a poster that clearly describes your research to a general audience, and stand a chance to win RM1,000!

It can be difficult to make people understand your research, its significance and impact, especially when it comes to complex ideas and technical concepts. So how do you translate your often complex and technical research into a wider picture with broader relevance? 

This is where our Postgraduate Showcase comes in. This is where you practise talking about your research in a clear, concise and compelling way to the general audience. This is where you maneuver to master the art of effectively disseminating your science to the public.

This year, the competition will be held as part of the Research and Knowledge Exchange Showcase. As the University launches its new Interdisciplinary Research Clusters, this is an exceptional and unique opportunity for you to put a spotlight on your research to research leaders and senior members of the University.

Entries are invited from all postgraduate research students (MRes, MPhil and doctoral students).

Awards and prizes

    • Winner: RM1,000

    • 1st Runner Up: RM750

    • 2nd Runner Up: RM500

How to participate?

1. Attend a briefing session 

    • Tuesday 6 June 2023, 10am – 11am, H1B13

    • Attend a briefing session to find out all-you-need-to-know about the competition. This is an introductory session for all who are interested to take part, where you will get to know detailed information about the competition.

2. Design your poster

    • Design a poster that adheres to the University’s branding and corporate guidelines.

    • There are no format requirements for the poster but it should be in A1 size and can be of any orientation. Be creative – organise text, images and figures in the way that works best for your research work.

3. Attend a training and support session:

    • Creating a poster & communicating your research to a general audience
      Session 1: Monday 12 June 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13
      Session 2: Friday 23 June 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • Attend one of the training sessions to help you create and present your poster.

    • Poster feedback session
      Monday 26 June 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • Attend a drop-in session to gain constructive feedback on your poster.

4. Confirm your participation

5. Present your research poster

    • Thursday 20 July 2023 (afternoon)

    • Present your research live to a panel of judges.

Submit your poster by 12noon Friday 30 June 2023

For any enquiry or more information, please email to

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