The Viva: Who? What? How? - Frequently Asked Questions About The PhD Viva
Nathan Ryder loves helping PhD candidates to prepare and be confident for their viva. For five years he has been delivering viva preparation workshops to candidates at UK universities. He always starts by asking candidates "What do you want to know about the viva?"
In The Viva: Who? What? How?, Nathan answers the most common questions in candidates' minds. Over twenty-seven chapters he provides insight into questions such as:
- What makes a good examiner?
- Is a mock viva essential?
- Is there a "standard" viva format?
- How can I avoid nerves?
These and more than twenty other common questions about the PhD viva in the UK are answered in this book. Along with tips for engaging with the viva it aims to remove the distractions that impede effective preparation.