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In the halftime report you inform your examiner of the current status of your thesis work so she/he can get a picture of the progress. Any significant deviation from the planning report must be stated. The deadline for the halftime report should be decided in collaboration with the student(s), supervisor and examiner. Usually the halftime report is due ca 10 weeks after start, but other timespans can be reasonable given holidays, sickness or other good reasons.
The student(s) provide the examiner with a written status report of the project, e.g. a draft of the final report that includes work done so far. This document is usually an extension of the planning report. Before the halftime report is sent to the examiner for approval, it must be apporved by the supervisor.
Most students choose to complement the written halftime report with a short oral presentation for the examiner (and the supervisor). The examiner and the student(s) agree on a time and date. If possible, the supervisor should be included.
If the examiner finds the progress to be good, the report will be approved and the thesis work can continue. Otherwise, the examiner might terminate the project.