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WEBINAR: Preparing for your Science viva

Wednesday 22 April 10:00 until 13:00
Speaker: Dr Ronald Grau
Part of the series: Researcher Development Programme

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic and the University’s decision to suspend all classroom teaching, this workshop is currently being reviewed to be delivered as a webinar. Attendees will be notified via email as soon as further details have been confirmed.

Visit the University’s Coronavirus webpage for the lastest Coronavirus advice and guidance for doctoral researchers.



Target audience: Doctoral researchers in the mid-late stage from any Science discipline

Workshop description:

The doctoral viva can be a daunting experience for which you need to be well-prepared.

This workshop will de-mystify the viva process and requirements, and provide you with useful guidance on preparing for the big day.

You'll also hear examples of real questions and experiences from recent successful vivas across different Schools, and benefit from the opportunity to participate in a mock viva.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the workshop you will have

  • Understood the viva process and possible outcomes
  • Received practical guidance on familiarising yourself with your thesis and preparing for potential questions
  • Gained useful insights on what to expect and how to get ready for your viva

Workshop feedback:

  • "It was engaging, insightful, and answered all of my questions about the subject matter"
  • "Very useful handouts and extra readings"
  • "The workshop was very useful. Brilliant!"

Related online module: Preparing for your viva

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By: Adam Kreimeia
Last updated: Wednesday, 25 March 2020