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    Viva Survivor
    Provider   Researcher Development Programme

    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.

Duration 3 hours

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students

Viva Survivor
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.

In this workshop participants will:

·         learn realistic expectations for the PhD viva;

·         identify allies for their viva preparation;

·         explore practical strategies for preparation and the day of the viva;

  • discuss common viva questions.

Delivered By: Nathan Ryder



PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development

All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).

You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).

Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.