Viva Survivors Podcast turns 2!
Two things happened last Friday – the podcast turned two (Happy Birthday Viva Survivors Podcast!) – and the Twitter account for the podcast picked up its 1000th follower, which is kind of neat. So… What to do to celebrate this?
A special edition of the podcast where I invite everyone back to give updates? I wish I’d thought of that sooner.
A series of Google Hangouts where I look at various parts of the viva or preparation process? Not yet, but I’m thinking about that for August (message me if you’re interested!).
A bottle of champagne? A cup of tea?
For Four Days Only!
This will run from 8am Tuesday 10th June 2014 (GMT in the UK and PST in the US) until Friday 13th June 2014 at midnight in the appropriate time zones. If your viva is coming up and you’re looking for something concentrated to give you some idea of what to expect and what you can do to prepare, then give it a go. Ben Libberton of Literature Review HQ described it as “a great book to read cover to cover if you’re anxious about your viva.”
Thanks for coming and listening to the podcast over the last few years, for all your help in helping me to share the stories of PhD graduates – and more recently for all your help with my research into the UK PhD viva experience. The results of that will come out over the summer, and I’ll keep looking for an appropriate way to present things as I compile the results.
Many, many thanks to the Viva Survivors who have shared their stories for the podcast – you can see all of their names on the Archive page. They’re awesome and amazing for giving their time and being so willing to help others in this way. Thanks guys.
Until next time, thanks for reading – and thank you again for all of your support over the last two years.