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Social Work and Human Services Guide: ePosters

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Pointers for posters

Treat your poster a lot like you would an essay. It's just a lot shorter.

  • At the beginning, the Introduction should let the reader know what the subject is and what your main points will be. The Middle should include information providing evidence for your argument or main point. The Conclusion should show how the evidence leads you to your main point or argument.
  • Images are used to support your points. They should fit the design well - but most importantly they should be relevant.
  • Keep your poster design simple. Reduce clutter and retain lots of white space.
  • Check your poster thoroughly before you hand it in, e.g. look for problems with grammar, references, typos.


A number of templates for posters designed in PowerPoint can be found on the internet.

Many are commercial printing services but you can download and use their templates to design your poster without using their printing service.

Save the poster as a PDF to get rid of any watermarks, company logos or instructions. You can then print them (if necessary) through any printing service. 

Creating academic posters

Academic Posters

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country

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