7 – Colloquium and graduation procedure

Scheduling your colloquium

When the research is completed and the draft report is written, then the scheduling of the colloquium (final presentation) and therewith the actual graduation, is due to be upon. In order to be able to schedule the colloquium a “green light” from the supervisors is required. Depending on the status of the draft report, first a “green light” meeting will be scheduled with the supervisors. During this meeting the supervisors will assess whether the draft report is at a stage where it has sufficient content to graduate. If the draft report does not qualify to schedule the colloquium, some adjustments in the report need to be made and a new “green light” meeting is necessary. If the draft report though does qualify, the colloquium can be scheduled.

The colloquium date will be scheduled in consultation with the supervisors and it is important that shortly after that the educational administration / BOZ is informed in order to make arrangements for the colloquium and graduation. Please note that the administration / BOZ will require 15 working days to process all the necessary procedures for the graduation. The administration / BOZ will arrange a lecture room for the colloquium and they will also inform the student which documents need to be handed in prior to the colloquium / graduation.

The administration / BOZ (Astrid Oppers – van den Berg) is located in the Ravelijn building in room 3262 (phone: +31 (0)53 489 4575 or e-mail: BOZ-CW-CES@utwente.nl).

Graduation procedure

The actual graduation for the Master Communication Studies will take place during the colloquium session. During the colloquium the student will perform a presentation for relatives, friends and co-students about the research project. Please note that the colloquium is a public session, accessible for all students and staff.

After the presentation the audience and the supervisors are able to address some questions concerning the research. The supervisors will most likely confront the student with some content related questions in order for the student to demonstrate his or her expertise regarding the research topic.

At the end of the colloquium session the first supervisor will address the final formalities, among which of course the signing of the actual master diploma Communication Studies.