The final grade for your colloquium is determined by your colloquium supervisor and jury, one independent LIC staff member. The jury cannot be the main supervisor of your main research project. The grade is a weighted average of your essay (50%) and presentation (50%). Both parts need to be graded with at least a 6.0 to pass.
For the colloquium essay, you will be judged on
- the scientific level and depth
- the style, structure, tone
- the level of English and readability
- the use of literature
- your self-sufficiency during the writing process
In addition, the presentation will be judged on
- the scientific level
- your presentation skills
- your ability to answer questions
The jury and supervisor use a rubric to determine the grade and provide feedback on the performance. The jury and supervisor will fill in the rubric and sign the grading form via this website. The student can view the feedback also via this website.
Part of the requirement for the colloquium is attendance at other students’ colloquia. Every student has to attend at least 7 student colloquia before their own colloquium (10 colloquia for students not following WORK). An attendance list must be handed in before the colloquium is graded.
Students are recommended to especially attend colloquia from students in other research areas, as those colloquia can discuss interesting topics which can enrich their knowledge base. Active participation in the form of asking questions is expected from all students. Colloquia are announced in the weekly newsletter and on the MSc website in the calendar.