Fascinating poster display celebrates student work

Students browsing the poster display

Criminology student, Alexis Small-Bailey, was recently presented with a certificate and gift voucher after winning first prize in a poster presentation competition run by the School of Law and Criminology.

As part of our commitment to learner engagement, students on the Serial Killers module were asked to design a poster about victims of serial killings. In an effort to celebrate their hard work, the posters were displayed in the exhibition room located in the Heart space, and the student with the best poster presentation was awarded with a prize.

While there is a tendency for mass media and popular culture to engage in the sensationalism and glamorisation of serial killers, the task for the students was to produce posters, highlighting the visibility of victims. The course leader, Dr Poonam Madar, encouraged the students to approach the assessment creatively and critically; thus exploring a specific theme: ‘Most people remember the names of infamous serial killers, but all too often people forget about the victims!’

Students were also given time to walk around the gallery and review their own work, as well as that of their peers, further encouraging students to describe their poster and engage with others.

Browsing the poster display

The winners

  • Alexis Small-Bailey - 1st prize winner award
  • Katarzyna Wyporska - Runner up
  • Sophia Manzoor - Runner up
  • Laura Friday - People’s choice

I thoroughly enjoyed doing the poster assessment. It was a nice change from the traditional essay writing and it gave me a chance to show off my creative side. I really never expected to win but I am truly pleased and honoured - Alexis Small-Bailey

Student group shot

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