SoMS Honours

SoMS Honours

Assessments » Research Performance & Seminar Engagement

Research Performance: Supervisors will provide an assessment on the level of research skill development that the student has attained both mid-year (formative) and at the completion of the Honours year (summative). This assessment will be based on student’s research performance including; motivation and organisational skills, research (laboratory) skills, note keeping, critical analysis and communication skills.

Seminar Engagement: Students are required to attend relevant seminars, which include those of your Research Institute/Division or Department, as well as the monthly SoMS seminars. Students must keep a seminar notebook that records details about at least 12 seminars attended throughout the year, including date, title and presenter, a minimum of 1 page (but can be more) of notes of the main points of the seminar, including a small labelled “Reflections” paragraph (1-2 sentences) indicating what specific generic aspect of research and its communication was learnt from the seminar. The seminar notebook must be writtenup
during the actual seminar and should be available for viewing by the supervisor or mentor at any time throughout the year.

Supervisors will complete the “Research Performance and Seminar Engagement (formative)” assessment rubric approximately half way through the Honours year. The completed rubric is to be submitted by the student along with the progress report (see timetable). Supervisors will also submit a “Research Performance and Seminar Engagement (summative)” assessment rubric at the end of the Honours year. Only one marksheet should be provided by the primary supervisor after consultation with other supervisors as appropriate.