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Preparing for and surviving your viva - Online module (A)

As the time approaches for examination of your PhD you will quite naturally be subject to anxiety and even fear. Much of this is because there are so many unknowns; and myths, legends and rumours don’t help. This session will clearly explain the process involved and set appropriate levels of expectation for you. This will include actions you need to take in the preceding weeks, what examiners are looking for in a successful candidate and how you should conduct yourself throughout the viva voce; the oral defence of your thesis, the document which examiners will have scrutinised for weeks prior to the big day. In short, I will aim to demystify the event, increase your chances of success and even, increase the chances that you will enjoy the experience.

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Aimed at

Compulsory for all first year PhD students and optional for any other PGR students who wish to participate

Presented by

Dr Richard Godfrey

Key learning outcomes

BY the end of this sessions, learners will be informed about

  • the process involved in the viva voce examination
  • actions students need to take in the preceding weeks
  • what examiners are looking for in a successful candidate
  • how a student should conduct themselves during hte examination
  • the oral defence of the thesis

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to do your research and career

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

College of Health and Life Sciences