Preparing for Your Viva

Have you submitted your thesis, or are you close to completion? This webinar is designed to guide you through the process of preparing for your viva and giving your best possible performance on the day.

Through activities, discussion, and short training sessions, you’ll learn lots of techniques for successfully defending your thesis.

By the end of the session you’ll have:

  • An understanding of the purpose and format of a viva
  • Techniques for preparing your research material
  • Sample viva questions to practice

This training is aimed at late-stage PhD students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The webinar lasts hours.

What You’ll Get

  • A 2-hour interactive webinar with activities, discussion, and Q&A 
  • Downloadable worksheets
  • Downloadable slides
  • Links to further resources


“I just wanted to get in touch to let you know how useful and enjoyable the training was. It made me feel a lot less nervous and more prepared for the viva. I have recommended it to all my PhD friends. Thank you very much, I really appreciate all the effort.”

“The workshop was really well structured and easy to follow – I came away with a focused idea of what would be expected, it minimised my anxieties! I think that Catherine was excellent, and I’d like to especially thank her.”

“I wanted to let you know that I passed my viva directly (no corrections) yesterday! The session you organised for us really helped me to prepare and feel confident about the process.”


This webinar costs £400 + VAT for up to 24 participants.

On receipt of a purchase order, we’ll arrange a date with you for the webinar and make all the necessary technical arrangements. This is all managed by us, you just need to send the link to your students.

Please contact Research Coach if you’d like to book this training or if you have any questions.