The Sage Course Companion on Operations Management is an accessible introduction to the subject that will help readers to extend their understanding of key concepts and enhance their thinking skills in line with course requirements. It provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces. Readers are encouraged not only to think like an operations manager but also to think about the subject critically.

How to Make the most of Seminars

How to Make the most of Seminars

How to make the most of seminars

This section will show you how to:

  • Be aware of the value of seminars.
  • Focus on links to learning.
  • Recognise qualities you can use repeatedly.
  • Manage potential problems in seminars.
  • Prepare yourself adequately for seminars.

Not to be Underestimated

Seminars are often optional in a degree programme and sometimes poorly attended because they are underestimated. Some students may be convinced that the lecture is the truly authoritative way to receive quality information. Undoubtedly, lectures play an important role in an academic programme, but seminars have a unique contribution to learning that will complement lectures. Other students may feel that their time would be better spent in personal study. Again, private study is unquestionably essential for personal learning and development, ...

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