Have you submitted your thesis, or are you getting close to completion? Are you now contemplating the next step in your PhD? This online course guides you through the process of preparing for your viva and giving the best possible performance on the day.
Through discussions, videos, and activities, you’ll learn what to expect from the viva and also make a start on your preparation. There's help from Wonderwoman and the Pointer Sisters, too.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a clear strategy and more confidence in facing this next challenge.
We’ll demystify the viva and answer questions such as:
- How are my examiners chosen?
- What on earth are they going to ask me?
- How do I deal with mistakes?
- What if my mind goes blank?
- How do I cope with difficult examiners?
- What's an online viva like?
There will also be an opportunity to experience a mock viva.
Each week, we'll address a specific aspect of viva preparation. Between sessions, you'll be given activities to work on at your own pace.