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Postgraduate 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 science background. Click to view on YouTube.

Preparing for the PhD Viva

The PhD Viva: Questions, Process & Outcome



Written Guidance

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.

The Viva Survivors blog was started by Dr Nathan Ryder to provide up-to-date advice and support for PhD candidates, with the vision of helping you to feel ready and confident for your viva.

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