Iscuss the roles and the purposes of higher education? Should 50% of 18-30 years old go to University?

Hi,
This should be a self explanatory Poster presentation, not a power point type presentation guidelines are set out below. Iam attaching the presentation title and the requirement of the poster presentation. The size of the poster should be the Width3ft and Height3ft. The design does not matter, you are welcome to use any simple but attractive design.
Rebecca.

SUBJECT: Education: Issues and inequalities
POSTER PRESENTATION
TOPIC:
Discuss the role and the purpose of higher education? Should 50% of 18-30 years old go to University?
Guide/Purpose of a poster
A poster is a way of presenting work visually to people so that people can see quickly what you have to say about your topic of investigation. It is also a way of communicating ideas. Your poster will be read when you are not present, so it should be a?self explanatorya, but it is an opportunity to engage your audience with the important points and ideas you wish to put across. The notes are your supporting script.
Planning and preparing for a poster
This should start in much the same way as you plan an essay or report, which means setting out a clearly expressed aim or question about the topic that you will be discussing to provide frame and focus. You may choose your own goal for the Poster as long as it falls within the broad topics of the module and is different from your essay. e.g. local case study initiative related to a broad topic; a focus on a specific group of young people, or a particular education policy. You need to undertake reading around the aim / question you frame. This should involve reading that will enable you to identify the issue or problem, provide factual background, consider existing research, policies and ideas that are relevant, to think in terms of a discussion around key perspectives, the a?storya you wish to convey using the poster and help lead you to your conclusion.
Structure a make sure you have got one!
A poster has two types of structure to it. It needs to be Intellectually organised, concise with pointed presentation of information and argument. You will need to develop a clear sense of what your main messages need to be, three main points and some supporting points are probably the most you want to aim for. The poster is your storyboarda¦ what story will you tell and how can it be communicated effectively? Your points should therefore relate to each other, reflecting the development of your discussion.
Visually it needs to be arranged and structured to enhance readersa understanding of what you are saying and attract them to read it. This also means leaving out a lot of information from the poster itself, you will have more to say that will fit sensibly on the A2 sheet, so what to leave in and what to exclude are important decisions. So what is the story? What is your starting goal or question, what do you need to say first, what key points do you need to include to get your messages across, in what order? What visual design / composition will help you say it? Will you include supporting evidence? Have you got a conclusion?
Thoughts on Visual composition
Design A Poster should be divided in to purposeful sections with sub headings suitably located a¦ You may use combinations of a¦.Text, graphs, lists, photos, maps, and charts on your poster to unpack what you want to say. Donat try and crowd too much in. You may create individual sections separately in Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Photo software etc to print out and attach to the poster. These Poster a?componentsa should be organised to ensure a clear development of your story from section to section in a natural flowing arrangement.
Readability and legibility Use text font sizes that are readable from 1 metre ideally, a layout that provides some clear space to help legibility; use a simple colour scheme to highlight a?landmarksa in the story or as background. More than one visual style for the layout is possible (e.g. linear, circular, spider web etc). Aim to support the intellectual a?structurea, adding to the readersa understanding and interest in the topic, keep it simple but try and make it interesting. a?Jazzing upa with e.g. clipart may work if it adds to the interest of the topic/argument, but it is not helpful to use images that distract from, rather than add to, what your story is saying. Check for spelling mistakes on the poster.
Linking the Poster and your Supporting Notes?
The supporting notes are your supporting evidence and discussion for the poster and its individual sections. Think of them as website pop ups that will elaborate on key points in detail, complementing and supplementing the main storyboard of the poster with what you have learnt from the reading and providing additional evidence. The notes can also clarify links between sections of the poster; the organisation of your notes should follow the intended flow of the poster, backing up the main messages and argument and include full references at the end.
Questions to ask yourself
What is the focus of my story?
What are the most important messages and points to make, in what order?
What do I want the reader to remember most?
Does the visual design help me communicate this in an interesting and attractive way?
Does the poster a?stand alonea?