Seminars are an opportunity to explore your course content in more depth, and develop your critical thinking skills by discussing ideas and raising questions. It is important you take an active role, but this can be daunting. Below are some tips for getting the most out of seminars.
A seminar is a small group session which will probably happen once a week for each of your modules. Seminars support your lectures and allow you to explore the weeks topic in more depth. Content and format of seminars will vary from subject to subject, for example:
Some seminars may involve one student per week giving a presentation to the group, which could then be followed by a question and answer session or a discussion.
Most tutors set some reading or a task to do in advance of the seminar. It is important you do this and arrive at the seminar prepared. This will help you to feel more confident and enable you to participate fully. Be pro-active in finding out what you need to do to prepare for each seminar. Tasks or required reading may be posted on Canvas and it may be up to you to seek them out.