Support for Your Viva Exam Preparations

We hope you will find these pages of use in developing your own plan for preparing for the examination, but research students can access a range of University and other support.

Your Supervisors

Your supervisors can play a key role in developing a plan for your viva examination preparations.

Your supervisors can offer guidance and reassurance as to what to expect and may also be able to help you with your preparations - for example, by going through a practice viva examination with you.

Speak with your supervisors early on in your preparations to see how they can help.

Preparing for the Viva Examination - Workshop

The University runs a workshop for research students preparing for their viva examination. It is recommended that you should have already made your first thesis submission before attending the workshop or be planning to submit in the next six months.

This workshop is presented regularly during term time - see the events diary.

There may also be viva preparation training in your College and/or School/Department - if you are unsure, please speak with your supervisors or postgraduate tutor.

External Resources

There are also a number of external online resources you may want to look at:

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