UK PhD Viva Survivors 2000-2013
Seven quick questions to try and capture an interesting flavour of the UK PhD viva experience. I am interested in responses from PhD graduates of UK universities who had their viva between 2000 and 2013.
When was your viva?
Month and year please!
Which university did you do your research at?
What was your research field?
How long was your viva?
Either hours (and minutes) or just in minutes is fine
What kind of pass did you get?
Were you told that you had passed at the start or the end of the viva?
What three words come to mind when you think of your viva?
Three individual words, not a three word sentence!
Would you like to add your Twitter handle or email address so that I can send you any results of the research?
It's totally up to you! Thank you for your time :)
I'm the creator of the Viva Survivors Podcast (
) and regularly deliver viva preparation workshops. Your data will help to paint a picture of the viva experience of PhD graduates in the UK, and help others to understand what it's all about.
Thanks for your time!
Dr Nathan Ryder (@DrRyder on Twitter)
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