Loading Events

« All Events

Viva Survivor

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Viva Survivor

The viva is almost the end of the PhD. A lot of work leads to this point, but often anxiety can mix with the sense of achievement at completing the thesis. For many candidates the time before the viva is filled with uncertainty about the day, uncertainty about how to prepare well – and stress for what the viva might be like.

Viva Survivor is for postgraduate researchers who want to know how to be ready for their viva. In this three-hour live webinar, participants will:

• learn realistic expectations for the PhD viva;

• identify key practical steps to take before submission;

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

• discuss common viva questions.

Time will be spent exploring expectations for both in-person and remote vivas, and there will be plenty of time for Q&A over text chat. Viva Survivor will be delivered live by Dr Nathan Ryder over the Zoom platform. Registration is limited to 25 places. Participants will receive joining instructions after successfully applying to attend the session.

Dr Nathan Ryder

Nathan loves interesting challenges. This lead him to a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Liverpool, and then to working as an independent researcher-developer. He has helped 4500+ PhD candidates prepare for their viva at over 250 Viva Survivor sessions. Nathan writes Viva Survivors, a daily blog of viva prep help. You can find and subscribe to the blog at www.viva-survivors.com; find Nathan on Twitter as @DrRyder and @VivaSurvivors.


February 10
10:00 am - 1:00 pm