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Tue 17 Mar 2020
10:00 - 13:00

Venue: Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

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The Viva Examination Review (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Tue 17 Mar 2020


The last hurdle, your viva examination, but what will it be like? What will the examiners ask? How can you prepare for it?

This workshop provides participants with an insight into the process, and helps them understand what to expect within a doctoral degree viva, including a discussion on the type and nature of questions most-likely to be posed by examiners.

This course is not suitable for students in their first year, and we strongly advise against students in their second year from attending.

Target audience

PhD Students in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
This course is for students in their final year, or close to their viva.

Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 17 Mar   10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d map Dr C.A. Gilliam
  • Receive answers to questions or concerns about the viva
  • Gain insight into the types of questions likely to be encountered during the viva
  • Understand the process and requirements of a viva
  • Gain an understanding of possible viva outcomes and the procedures that follow
  • Increase confidence in ability to prepare for and perform well during the viva
  • Learn and develop preparation techniques and coping strategies
  • Reflect on and prepare for post-viva life

Participative workshop, comprising information-giving and activities.


One half day session


This course is scheduled to run once per term

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