Received just a minute ago:

Dear Mr. Avianto

Congratulations on finishing your written Master Thesis!! Now you must face the final part of the Masters Exam: the Defense (in German: Colloquium.) Yours will take place on Tuesday, June 21st at 11:00 in the conference room 2.3.07 on the second floor in the new office area next to Dr. Hasebrook’s office. Please be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled defense.

The Colloquium will consist of a 10-15 minute presentation involving a PowerPoint or other external digital media sources of the Master Thesis followed by 15-20 minute question and answer period relationg to the work, led by the First Examiner. Please note it is the First Examiners responsibility to lead the discussion and defense.

You will be examined by the First and Second examiners. Please note it is the First Examiners responsibility to lead the discussion and defense. The grade will be announced after your exam.

We emphasize that this is a formal event and therefore request that your choice of apparel reflect this. We recommend semiformal to formal attire.

We will provide still and sparkling water during the defense.

The Colloquium will be open to the University Public. A public announcement has been posted in the ISNM and the TNF, University of Lübeck, and University people not related to the ISNM may, and perhaps will, attend. These people also have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A period only upon permission and direction of the Chair (First Examiner) of the Colloquium. Please note that you do not need to feel as though you must present your thesis in a simplified manner for these people. It is simply required that the University Public be given an opportunity to attend.

If you have any further questions regarding the exam, please feel free to contact us.

Good luck.

Preparing now… The trick is how to compress 6 months of research and reading, more or less 70 pages of thesis plus tons of images/videos into 10-15 minutes presentation.

Update:

The Desk, 1 day prior to the Thesis Defence

The Desk, 1 day prior to the Thesis Defence