All Astronomy Master's Research Projects are concluded with a public presentation, referred to as a Student or MSc Colloquium. This presentation will be graded by the Student Colloquium coordinator for your presentation skills and not for the scientific content or the way you conducted your research. Prepare your talk well using these presenting tips and action plan for your presentation, and practice your talk well in advance within your research group. Immediately after your talk, you will receive feedback on your presentation and a pass/fail grade.
Note: in the specialisations Astronomy and Business Studies, and, Astronomy and Science Communication and Society, the Student Colloquium can be given on either the Master's Research Project or on the internship or research project carried out for the BS/SCS component of the programme, with a preference for the former. Note that the Student Colloquium requirement is separate from any other presentations that may be required for these specialisations.
As an Astronomy master's student, you have to plan your own Student Colloquium, which will be held in the format of an Astronomy master's colloquium conference three times per year (October, January and June, as shown in your schedule). You will get the opportunity to register for a colloquium slot approximately two weeks before the start of each conference, via a link that will be sent to your @strw email address.
Lecturer: Dr. M.P. van Daalen