The final grade for your colloquium is determined by your colloquium jury. This jury consists of an independent committee of two LIC staff members and cannot include your mentor or colloquium supervisor. The colloquium supervisor will advise the jury on your process. The grade is a weighted average of your essay (70%) and presentation (30%).
For the colloquium essay, the jury will look at
- the scientific level and depth
- the style, structure, tone
- the level of English and readability
- the use of literature
In addition, for the presentation, the jury will look at
- the scientific level
- your presentation skills
- your ability to answer questions
The jury uses the oral presentation rubric to determine the grade and provide feedback on the performance.
The jury will fill in the colloquium grading form. The student should bring a printed copy of the grading form to the presentation for the jury. The mentor, colloquium supervisor or a jury member should hand in the grading form at the Science Student Administration (Educatief Centrum) at room B117. Download the grading form here.
Part of the requirement for the colloquium is attendance at other students’ colloquia. Every student has to attend at least 10 student colloquia of the various specialisations during the MSc period. Students are recommended to especially attend colloquia from students in other research specialisations, 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. Print and bring the attendance list to be signed at the colloquium by a LIC staff member. This list needs to be handed in at graduation to prove you attended at least 10 colloquia. Colloquia are announced on the MSc website in the calendar.