The Viva Exam - What to Expect and How to Prepare

Research Student Talking with SupervisorThe viva voce exam is where you will give a verbal defence of your written thesis.

It is the culmination of your research degree, but many postgraduate researchers are unsure what to expect and what they can do to prepare. Here we want to take away some of the mystery - allowing you to take control and look forward to the viva exam as a positive experience.

Essential Information Prepare for Your Viva Exam
  1. Get to Re-Know Your Thesis
  2. Practice Your Responses to Common Questions
  3. Think About Your Examiners' Approach
  4. Use the Support Available
Practical Advice The Good Viva Video*

Practical advice to help make your viva exam experience as positive as possible:

Learn what you can expect from your examiners - and what they will expect from you:

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