This is the point where your master's thesis is approved. You can now start arranging your colloquium.
No later than 15 working days prior to the colloquium, you are to submit the completed Psychology Master's Examination Registration form to the Educational Affairs Office (BOZ, RA3284).
A couple of days prior to the presentation/colloquium, you are to visit the secretary's office of the Education Service Centre (Ravelijn 3244) to pick up a master's thesis evaluation form. The programme directors request that you fill in this form conscientiously. It is very important that the master programme is properly evaluated. Return the completed evaluation form to the secretary's office, at the latest on the day of your colloquium.
It may sound clichéd, but your presentation will be most successful when you properly prepare. Below you can find some important information and tips for your colloquium:
- Visit a few colloquia of other students. Colloquia are open to the public, so you are free to visit them.
- Consider the audience that will attend your colloquium, and make sure not to overcomplicate matters. Not everyone attending is a specialist and people might not know anything about your topic, so go easy on the jargon, etc.
- You might want to discuss the general course of the presentation with your supervisors.
- Give a practice presentation to friends or fellow students. This is extremely important. For while you might believe you've got the presentation down pat, you will only know this for certain when actually giving it. You will also feel more confident when having given it once before.
- Have a look at the room in advance and also check the equipment you plan to use. This can best be done during a break. Consult with the building manager or reception staff.
- Start your presentation with an overview of what you will be talking about (content or structure), so your audience will know what to expect.
- Slides and sheets are presentation aids and should only be used to support what you're saying. So don't fill a sheet with text.
- Slides and sheets should be clear and easy to read, also for people in the back of the room, so keep this in mind when selecting font and font size.
- Go easy on the amount of text - your audience is listening to you and doesn't have the time to read entire paragraphs - and the special effects, as these are only distracting.
- Don't use too many slides.
The colloquium itself
- Be well in time.
- Make sure that all equipment you are going to use is in proper working order.
- Avoid just reading out a piece of text, but explain what you are showing.
- Look at the audience, do not tilt your face towards the screen, as nobody can understand you when you do this.
- Do not talk too quickly, it is fine to have a few short silences.
- Do not be afraid of being or looking nervous: the audience usually does not notice it at all.
- Keep an eye on the clock.
- Try to avoid verbosity, keep things simple.
- Make sure to reserve plenty of time for questions by the committee and the attendants (consult on this with your supervisors beforehand).
Submit the following, at the latest on the day of your colloquium:
1. Thesis (digitally, via email) to BOZ-PSY-CES@utwente.nl (in *.doc and *.pdf)
2. Completed master's thesis evaluation form (as mentioned above at 5.1)
3. Upload your thesis to UT Student Theses (http://essay.utwente.nl).
More instructions about how to upload your thesis you can find at: http://essay.utwente.nl/upload.html
After uploading the thesis the student, the supervisors and the administration office of your faculty will be notified by means of an automatically generated e-mail. The thesis will be available in UT Student Theses within 3 working days and will be attached to your student file in the UT archive.
Note: your grade will only be registered after you have submitted the thesis to BOZ and the library, have returned the evaluation form and finished your thesis in Mobility Online (see below).
Finalize your thesis in Mobility Online
The registration process in Mobility Online consists of several steps which you all have to complete before you can actually graduate. At the stage of completing your Masterthesis project you have to take several steps in the system to finalize your thesis. The procedure to finalize your thesis in Mobility Online is described below (choose procedure A or B).
Note: you have registered your thesis in Mobility Online at the start of your thesis and at that time you received an e-mail with a web link that you need for access to your account with Mobility online.