SoMS Honours

SoMS Honours

Assessments » Final Seminar

The final seminar is a 12-minute presentation with 8 minutes of questions. The presentation should largely cover the results of the research project. A clear, concise and appropriate introduction should be provided which identifies the limitations of the literature and areas of controversy. Clear and valid aims and hypotheses should also be stated. The results should reflect a significant body of work including sufficient controls and replicates and analysis of data using appropriate statistical tests. The specific contribution of the student to the results, should be included as a single Statement of Contribution slide (see description of “Statement of Contribution” under Project Manuscript and in the Instructions to Authors section). Presentation of the results should be clear and logical and should use figures, tables, etc. The significance of any important findings should be addressed and appropriate conclusions made. The results of the study should be placed within a broader context and suggestions should be made for future experiments. The seminar should have clear and logical flow, good pace (i.e. neither hurried nor laboured) and use good visual quality slides and/or overheads. The student should demonstrate understanding of the questions raised during question time by giving appropriate answers. Each student’s final seminar presentation will be assessed by academics from the audience and the dedicated Examiners 1 and 2. Dedicated Examiners 1 and 2 are expected to attend and mark the students they have agreed to examine.