SoMS Honours

SoMS Honours

Assessments » Introductory Seminar

The introductory seminar is a 10-minute presentation with 5 minutes of questions. The presentation should cover the background and methods of the project and not contain any preliminary results. The introduction of the talk should include a critical analysis of strengths and limitations of the literature. The hypotheses and aims should be clearly stated and relate to the strengths and limitations of the literature identified. The methods should be explained clearly and concisely. The seminar should have clear and logical flow, good pace (i.e. neither hurried nor laboured) and use good visual quality slides. The student should demonstrate an understanding of the questions raised during question time by giving appropriate answers. All aspects of the seminar should be able to be understood by a non-expert audience. Each student’s 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.