Department of Physics and Astronomy


This page has all the files you need in order to create a basic poster. All you need to add is your research!

The templates are in Microsoft PowerPoint, which should be installed on all University computers. Remember that when submitting, if possible you will need to submit the original PowerPoint file, as well as a .pdf of your poster. Please only submit .ppt, not .pptx.

We are aware that PowerPoint is not a design program and can be difficult to work with - please feel free to use a different design program if you have one, but you must still follow the template below. That said, see below for some examples of what can be done if you persevere with PowerPoint!

These posters are for general use only; research placement and MSc students should follow the links on the left.

Poster templates

You two sizes available to you (A1 and A0). A1 posters must always be portrait, and A0 posters always landscape. Please note, MSc posters and Research Placement posters must always be A1. You are welcome to change the colour of the background – otherwise, please try to modify these templates as little as possible!


Because of University branding guidelines, you need to use specific fonts for your poster. Please do not deviate from the usage as demonstrated in the templates. These need to be installed first of all. (If you are on a University computer, they should already be available.) Right click + 'Save as': [NOTE: If you are on a mac, Safari may have a problem with this, so use Firefox if you can]

Once you have saved the fonts to your computer, follow these instructions:

To install them on a PC:

  1. Go to Start > Control Panel
  2. Open the Fonts folder
  3. Go to File > Install New Font
  4. Locate the fonts in the place you saved them (.ttf), and select them. To select more than one font, hold down the CTRL key and click each font.
  5. Make sure the Copy fonts to the Fonts folder check box is selected
  6. Click OK.

To install then on Mac:

  1. Locate where you saved the fonts on your Mac
  2. Open a new finder window, and go to [Home Directory] > Library > Fonts
  3. Drag the font files (.ttf) to this folder.

If you have any problems, please send an email to the Physics Marketing Coordinator.

Example posters

Here are some examples of completed posters.

Research Placement project posters:

MSc project posters: