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This participative workshop provides doctoral students in the third year and above with information about the viva, guidance on planning a proactive approach to it, and opportunities to practise.

COURSE DETAILS

The course will look at the rules and expectations of the viva exam and identify and practise practical ways to prepare.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Develop their awareness and understanding of the rules and expectations of the viva exam.
  • Use tools and strategies to prepare for the exam.
  • Develop an awareness of the examiner's perspective.
  • Know what to expect of the exam.

INTENDED FOR

Third and fourth year graduate research students.

NUMBER OF PLACES

30

DATE / TIME

28th November 2023 | 10.00 - 13.00

COURSE LEADER

Dr Molly Grace

BOOKING INFORMATION

Book your place on Viva Prep and Practice by clicking here.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

When registering for this course, please check our Terms and Conditions.

RDF SKILLS

B1, B2, B3, D2

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the the following for more details:

The Researcher Development Framework page

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

I am now more aware of the whole process and what to consider beforehand to ensure a successful outcome.
I feel much more prepared to face the viva as the natural progression from completing my thesis and understanding the work that I have done over the past four years.
It is easy to forget that all students are passionate and capable of discussing their research in depth, and this course helped me view the viva as a positive experience in which I will be able to discuss at length my own work, findings and conclusions.