Presentation on theme: "POSTGRADUATE SEMINAR GUIDELINES"— Presentation transcript:
1 POSTGRADUATE SEMINAR GUIDELINES Faculty of Food Science & TechnologyUPM
2 Participation in postgraduate seminars is an integral part of graduate study for thefollowing reasons:it helps to enhance knowledge,Broaden research outlook, sharpens thinking andimproves communication skills.A master or PhD’s student is expected to attend allgraduate seminars and also deliver at least 2presentation of his/her research work (proposaland result presentations).
3 ObjectivesThe goal of this class is to enlighten the students on the guidelines of seminar presentationThe overall goal is broken down into three key objectives:to introduce postgraduate student to ideas, methods and techniques that you can use to improve the content and presentation of scientific seminars;to practice these methods by developing and presenting a unique seminar of their own; andto learn by example by providing feedback to each other.
4 Guidelines for Proposal and Result Presentations Proposal Presentation All students must register for SPS 5903/6903 [Postgraduate Seminar (Proposal)] with GSO at least by Second Semester of their postgraduate study.Students taking SPS 5903 (MSc Program) or SPS 6903 (PhD Program) for credit must make a minimum of one presentation during the semester.
5 Result PresentationAll students must register for FST 5903/6903 or PMK 5903 [Postgraduate Seminar (Result)] with GSO no later than the last semester of their postgraduate studyStudents taking FST/ PMK 5903 (MSc Program) or FST 6903 (PhD Program) for credit must make a minimum of one presentation during the semester.
6 The student should select a presentation topic with approval of his or her Supervisory Committee.The student should prepare an abstract and obtain the approval of his or her adviser. Abstract must be submitted to Postgraduate Seminar’s Coordinator.
7 Audio visual equipment The faculty has computer projectionequipment available.The students are encouraged to use this to plan their seminar and develop his/ her visual aids.The slides can be prepared using MS PowerPointThe presentation should be onan appropriate scientific subject anda sufficient quality to be given at a professional meeting or conferenceThis requires use ofcarefully prepared and high quality visual aidsadequate preparation and practice in the delivery of the presentation
8 The presentation should be completed and reviewed with the student’s advisory committee prior to the date of the presentation.Technical content and questions should be resolved at this time with the Supervisory Committee.It is suggested that the student must be present at least 15 min before the seminar session.The student must be appropriately dressed.
9 The presentation should be a maximum of 15 or 20 min in length, and should be followed by a question and discussion sessionProposal presentation – 25 min (15 min of presentation & 10 min of Q&A) – 15% of score obtained from the Proposal Presentation will be carried forward to the Result Presentation.Result presentation – 30 min (20 min of presentation & 10 min of Q&A)
10 Role of Supervisory Committee An abstract prepared must be checked and signed by the chairman of the committee and must be submitted to the Seminar Coordinator at least two weeks before the seminar date.At least one member of the Supervisory Committee must be present during the seminar session for a particular student.
11 Guideline to All Postgraduate Students 1. Attendance will be taken. If you must miss a seminar please ask your advisor to send a written excuse to the seminar coordinator. Unexcused absenteeism is punishable.2. Actively PARTICIPATE in other students' seminars. This means attending, listening, and engaging questions and constructive criticism related to the project. -
12 All postgraduate students MUST attend the graduate seminars because they are an important part of ourscientific and research activityThey allow us to become more familiar with the areas of research and expertise of our colleagues.They educate and inform us on areas outside of, but related to, our specialties.They allow us a forum for developing our presentation skills.They serve to facilitate communications about issues of concern to postgraduate students.
13 Supervisory Committee TITLE OF ABSTRACTName(Matric No)Supervisory Committee1. Name (Institution)2.3.4.Abstract (Not more than 250 words)Chairman of Supervisory Committee : ________________________Signature : ________________________
14 A. Flow of presentation for Proposal LAYOUT OF PRESENTATION (SUGGESTION)A. Flow of presentation for ProposalPresentationContent No. of slide1. Title (with name of presenter and the supervisory committee)2. Introduction/ Literature Review Objective(s) 4. Proposed Hypothesis5. Materials and Methods6. Expected Outcome/ Results7. End of PresentationTOTAL
15 Flow of presentation for Result Flow of presentation for ResultPresentationContent No. of slideTitle (with name of presenter and the supervisory committee)IntroductionObjective(s)Materials and MethodsResults and DiscussionConclusion/ RecommendationEnd of PresentationTOTAL