Student Toolkit

Use the following tools to strengthen your research and professional development skills.

Student Researcher: Guides and Materials

UWF students are encouraged to use the following resources as guides while writing a project proposal, during the research process, and presenting at conferences.

1. Writing a Great Research Proposal

2. Project Proposal Rubric

3. The Mentor-Mentee Relationship

4. Planning Your First Research Meeting

5. UWF OUR Research Compact

6. Attending an Academic Conference

7. Abstract Writing

8. What to Expect at an Academic Conference


Attending an Academic Conference

For more information about attending and presenting at a conference, review this power point:

Attending an Academic Conference


Poster Design Templates and Tips

Making a Poster

The following templates are available for use when designing your poster. This poster follows all UWF branding guidelines and is provided by Institutional Communications. 

Poster Presentation Tips and Examples

Poster Design: Tips for Creating a Successful Poster - University of West Florida, Library

A poster is a summary of your research or creative project. Posters should be visually engaging and academically sound. Your poster may include charts, tables, figures, footnotes, references and other supporting information. This will help you determine what and how much content to include in your poster.

OUR Presentation Practice and Feedback Sessions

Students can sign up for 30 minutes to practice their poster or oral presentation with a librarian. Please sign up for a timeslot by clicking here or contact Hillary Fox ( to schedule a time outside one of the pre-set times.