This is the point where your master's thesis is approved. You can now start arranging your colloquium.
Please note that due to the Covid-19 measures your colloquium will take place online via the programme Bluejeans. Your family and friends can also watch (please mention the expected number of spectators in the Examination Registration Form). (Technical) information about the use of BlueJeans for colloquia can be found in this document.
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 via e-mail (email@example.com). Due to the current Covid-19 situation you will not receive your diploma at (the end of) your colloquium. After submitting the Master's Examination Registration form you will be informed by the Educational Affairs Office about the procedure for receiving your diploma.
A few days after you've submitted the Examination Registration form to BOZ you will receive a link to the master's exit evaluation ‘Final Programme Satisfaction Survey MSc-PSY’ by email. The programme director requests that you fill in this form conscientiously. It is very important that the master programme is properly evaluated. You need to have completed it (and have received a confirmation e-mail) on the day of your colloquium at the latest.
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: https://www.utwente.nl/en/education/student-services/news-events/colloquia/bms-colloquia/
- 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. There is one hour reserved for your colloquium. The generally advised schedule looks like this:
Welcome (5 min)
Presentation (20 min)
Questions from public and supervisors (10 min)
Break, in which supervisors discuss the grading (10 min)
Diploma speech and closing up (15 min)
- 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.
You need to submit the final version of the master's thesis to the 1st and 2nd supervisor digitally (ultimately 3 days before the colloquium).
And submit the following, at the latest on the day of your colloquium:
1. Thesis (digitally, via email) to BOZ-PSY@utwente.nl (in *.doc and *.pdf)
2. Confirmation email exit evaluation (as mentioned above at 5.1). Send the conformation email you receive after finishing the survey to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 sent the confirmation email regarding the exit evaluation to BOZ and finished your thesis in Mobility Online (see below).
4. (In consultation with your supervisor) submit a CD or memory stick to your supervisors containing your contact details and relevant information and data regarding your thesis/research, such as SPSS syntax/data file, research materials, articles.
Finalize your thesis in Mobility Online