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How to Prepare for Your PhD Viva

How to Prepare for Your PhD Viva

Oral examinations tend to be feared more than the written ones and the PhD viva is perhaps no exception. There is, however, no reason to be scared of the viva.  Some anxiety is only natural, and shows that you care, but it is important not to let your nerves get the...
Are PhD Examiners Really Ogres?

Are PhD Examiners Really Ogres?

The PhD viva is something that all PhD candidates must face in order to successfully complete their degree and, as discussed in our own article, The PhD Viva Voce, it may be a source of significant concern. If you are worried about the oral exam then you may find it...
The PhD Viva Voce

The PhD Viva Voce

The PhD examination consists of two elements. The first and main part is the written thesis. The second part is the viva voce or oral examination. Since most students will be far more used to being assessed by way of a written examination, this latter part is likely...