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Posters and Pitching

Want to learn how to sell your ideas and yourself in a poster presentation? Want to know how to design an appealing poster and to enticingly pitch your poster to an audience?

This course is offered in collaboration with Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS).

Course description

In Posters and Pitching you’ll learn how to design both an informative and an attractive poster and to create an enticing pitch for your poster. You’ll learn how to persuasively communicate your ideas to make your audience care. You ‘ll also identify your strengths and weaknesses as a presenter through individual feedback and start to develop your own pitching style.

Target group

PhD candidates and Pots-docs who want to learn how to create an appealing poster and an engaging pitch for that poster.

Course objectives

  • Design an appealing and informative poster
  • Design an enticing pitch
  • Inspire and engage your audience instead of teach
  • Become a passionate presenter and communicate your passion to your audience
  • Learn to engage your audience in mini conversations about your research
  • Learn the powerful technique of storytelling
  • Give and receive constructive feedback on your posters and poster pitch.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses in poster design and pitching skills
  • Learn to cope with nerves and stress
  • Interact with your audience in a natural and goal-oriented way
  • Develop and practise poster and pitch language

Course duration and credits

• Three sessions of 3 hours
• A total of 19 hours of self-study
• 1 ECTS

Dates and times

The Posters and Pitching course is given twice a year. Please click below for the course schedule.

Schedule PhD courses

Course materials

  • Powerpoint slides posted on Blackboard

Certificates

Participants must attend all course sessions to receive a certificate.

Course fee

Reduced fee € 105
University fee € 210
External fee € 210

*Fee includes study and training material. Coffee/tea and lunches are not included.

Reduced fee:

  • PhD candidates of Wageningen University with an approved Training and Supervision Plan (TSP) who are registered at one of the WU graduate schools (EPS, PE&RC, VLAG, WASS, WIAS, WIMEK).
  • Postdocs of Wageningen University who are registered at one of the WU graduate schools.
  • PhDs of the national graduate school SENSE with an approved Training and Supervision Plan (TSP).

University fee:

  • All other PhD candidates / Wageningen University postdocs and staff.

External fee:

  • All other participants.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this course, you need to score at least 70 on the Oxford Online Placement Test (click here to make an appointment) or to have an equivalent score on one of the following international test:

  • At least 6.5 on the IELTS exam
  • At least grade A on the Cambridge First exam
  • At least grade C on the Cambridge Advanced exam
  • At least 87 on the TOEFL exam (internet-based)

We will also accept a diploma from any English-taught Master’s programme at a Dutch university.