Security and Policing 2021 e-Poster Opportunity


The Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) in the Home Office and Academic-RiSC are pleased to announce an opportunity for academic researchers to demonstrate their research relating to any aspect of National Security using an electronic poster (e-Poster) in the form of a PowerPoint slideshow. Early career researchers and PhD students are particularly encouraged to submit.

The chosen electronic posters will be displayed at Security and Policing 2021.

The UK’s National Security Strategy places a strong emphasis on delivering a ‘joined up’ approach to national security and the need to integrate academic and industry contributors into and at all levels of the UK’s approach.

Security & Policing 2021 ( is an event that presents an excellent setting for academics to demonstrate the potential impact of their research to key players in the national security sector, including senior officials from many different government departments and important private sector players.

Visitors need solutions that originate from the physical, biological, engineering, behavioural, data, chemical and social sciences. For example, this includes work to counter: terrorism and its financing; serious and organised crime; cybercrime (including malicious use of social media); money laundering; child sexual exploitation and abuse; modern slavery; malicious use of drones, violent extremism and CBRN threats. In addition, evidence and approaches from academia can create and inform approaches to and solutions for drug detection, border controls, evidential standard forensics and secure distributed ledger.

The submitted e-Posters will go through a preliminary selection with respect to suitability, academic merit, impact, originality, clarity and visual engagement.

We will accept up to 10 posters subject to acceptability, however early submissions before the deadline will be considered favourably.

Key information

Opportunity opening date: 3 December 2020

Closing date: 29 January 2021,17:00

Final decision for inclusion: 5 February 2021

Date of Exhibition: 9 -11 March 2021

Venue: Online Event

Eligibility: All academic researchers with an interest in national security.

Judging: The e-Posters will be judged against criteria of academic merit and impact, originality, clarity and visual engagement.

Submission: e-Posters should be emailed with subject line ‘S&P 2021 e-Poster submission’ to, providing contact details for the author and position within their university. If the file is too large to send by email please send using a drop off system such as Dropbox.

The format for the electronic poster

Format MP4 - note PowerPoint presentations/slideshows can be easily saved as MP4 files. 

The e-Poster can be created using a PowerPoint recorded slide show – in widescreen (16:9)  Slides to include title sequence and end page – slide show length maximum 3 minutes  Tile sequence to include; Title, Author(s), Institution.  Ensure the purpose of the research and its potential impact are clear to an audience who are not experts.  The e-Posters must be unclassified and contain no proprietary information that is not cleared for release.  May include any content, including video, animation, images etc.  Ensure any slides are not overly technical, complicated or over crowded with information/data.

JSaRC is a Home Office partnership that sits within the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT). It works to provide security outcomes for the UK by combining government, academic and private sector expertise.

Academic-RiSC is an open network of UK universities working on national security and resilience challenges that can provide Government and industry with access to expertise and the latest knowledge.