Posters are an excellent way of sharing your research with others as they allow you to communicate complex information in a concise and approachable way. Academic posters don't have many words - often less than 300 in total! This means that a good poster will utilise visual aids to help ensure that its content is communicated clearly and efficiently. This is especially important when you consider that research posters may be presented in a variety of settings such as academic conferences, departmental events, or at events for the general public. Correspondingly, a good academic poster should be visually appealing, engage your audience and be accessible to non-experts.