The viva is the culmination of the PhD process: a lot of work has lead to this point, but a feeling of anxiety can accompany the sense of achievement at completing one's thesis. For many PhD candidates the time leading up to the viva is filled with stress about the day, and uncertainty about how to prepare and what the viva will be like.
Viva Survivor is a session for postgraduate researchers close to submission who want to gain insight on how to be well prepared for their viva. In this session participants will:
Bookings for workshops are via PhD Manager: https://phdmanager.ulster.ac.uk.
Please click on Calendar (on the left hand side) where all the events are listed.
PhD Manager will hold your booking and attendance records for all Researcher Development activities.
Nathan loves interesting challenges. This led him to a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Liverpool, and then to working freelance as a skills trainer in higher education. He has helped over 2500 PhD candidates prepare for their viva. Nathan writes and produces Viva Survivors, a daily blog of viva prep help and an irregular podcast where he interviews PhD graduates about their research and viva. He is the author of two books on viva preparation. Find him on Twitter as @DrRyder and @VivaSurvivors.
This session maps on to Domain A of the Vitae Framework: Knowledge and intellectual abilities which includes the sub-domain areas of: