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Researcher Development



We recommend Dr Emma Cole's videos on the viva experience and how to prepare; she is a Classicist and her guest Dr Nathan Ryder has a STEM background. We also provide some direct guidance on writing a thesis from a STEM. perspective Click to view on YouTube.

Preparing for the PhD Viva

The PhD Viva: Questions, Process & Outcome

STEMM: Writing your Thesis




It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the University's policies and guidance on degree theses and submission before you even start to write.

Rowena Murray's highly recommended book How to Survive Your Viva is available for free as an eBook via the University.