Unit 4: Completing your doctorate in a timely fashion

R8: Working towards your viva

In this session you will consider

  • What you need address to be ready for your viva
  • Procedural information
  • Personal readiness, preparation for examination,
  • The Vice Voce examination.

Facilitators: Dr Debra Cureton


 R8 Working towards your Viva, R62 Submitting your Thesis and R48 Viva Hot Seat are scheduled to run consecutively on the same days. To book, use the Eventbrite link which will register you for all sessions, although you are at liberty to drop in and out of sessions as required. The times below refer to this session only.


Date Time Venue Booking 
Thursday 2nd November 2023  9am - 10.30am  Online Eventbrite Link
Monday 29th January, 2024 9am -10.30am Online Eventbrite Link
Wednesday 6th March, 2024 1pm - 2.30pm Online Eventbrite Link
Tuesday 25th June, 2024 10am - 11.30am Online Eventbrite Link


Vitae RDF descriptors addressed in this session are:

Personal effectiveness (B)
This domain contains the personal qualities, career and self-management skills required to take ownership for and control of professional development.

  • Personal qualities (B1)
  • Self-management (B2)

Research governance and organisation (C)
This domain contains the knowledge of the standards, requirements and professional conduct that are needed for the effective management of research.

  • Research management (C2)