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Assessed Seminars

The purpose of the assessed seminar is to build upon the seminar skills developed in your first and second years and, working together as a group, allow you to organise and run a seminar on a subject of your own choosing, within your chosen seminar option.

The Assessed Seminars aim to develop students’ understanding of the topic (particularly a critical understanding of the key themes, approaches and opinions), improve their knowledge of the subject area (through reading and preparation for their own seminar, their seminar contributions and involvement in the seminars), and develop their skills in chairing a seminar, presenting material and being involved in discussion (including ‘thinking on their feet’ about the topic being discussed, how to engage interest in the topic and stimulate debate).

For Assessed Seminar option modules, click the 'Year 3' link in the sidebar.