The Viva: Who? What? How? is out!

"The Viva: Who? What? How?"

The Viva: Who? What? How? is out now!

What is this?

An ebook. Twenty-seven chapters, nearly 20,000 words, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about the PhD viva in the UK. I deliver viva preparation workshops, and over the last five years I’ve got a great understanding about the questions that distract PhD candidates. This book helps eliminate those distractions.

There are more details below, but if all you want are the purchase links, here they are!

  • In the UK, The Viva: Who? What? How? is in the Kindle Store here.
  • In the UK and around the world, The Viva: Who? What? How? is available from Payhip here.

What sorts of questions?

Questions about the process, questions about who is involved and how, questions about what to do and how to do it. More importantly I’m providing ANSWERS to these questions: in workshops people ask me “How…?” and I tell them. My goal as someone passionate about the viva is to help candidates get to the point where they go in and feel confident about talking to their examiners. Specific questions answered in The Viva: Who? What? How? include:

  • What makes a good examiner?
  • Is a mock viva essential?
  • Is there a “standard” viva format?
  • How can I avoid nerves?

Twenty-seven chapters, twenty-seven questions, all answered.

Where can I get this?

I thought you’d never ask! The Viva: Who? What? How? is £4.99 and is available from the Amazon Kindle Store and from Payhip. Payhip allows you to purchase .mobi and .epub versions of The Viva: Who? What? How and you can buy that wherever you are in the world. In all cases the ebook file is DRM free, so you can read it however you want.

  • In the UK, The Viva: Who? What? How? is in the Kindle Store here.
  • In the UK and around the world, The Viva: Who? What? How? is available from Payhip here.

Is this your first book?

Nope! I published a book on viva preparation in 2013 called Fail Your Viva – Twelve Steps To Failing Your PhD (And Fifty-Eight Tips For Passing). In the Kindle Store it was a number one bestseller in two different education charts (Study Skills and College & University Education). It costs £3.49 and is available from the Amazon Kindle Store and from Payhip, just like The Viva: Who? What? How?.

  • In the UK, Fail Your Viva is in the Kindle Store here.
  • In the UK and around the world, Fail Your Viva is available from Payhip here.

Can I buy both books at once?

Of course! You can buy them separately, but from Payhip you can also buy the Viva Book Bundle – getting .mobi and .epub editions of The Viva: Who? What? How? and Fail Your Viva for only £6.99, wherever you are in the world. This is an offer I can only make through Payhip, it’s not available anywhere else. Click here to get it!

Any final words?

Thank you for reading this post – I hope that you’ll buy my new book, The Viva: Who? What? How?, a book about the frequently asked questions PhD candidates have about the PhD viva. It has a lot of questions, but also a lot of answers.

Please share this post, share the links to the options for buying the book with people who you think will be interested – and of course, if it is interesting to you, I hope you buy it and like it. If you do, please consider leaving a review on the Amazon page, blogging about it or tweeting.

Thank you for letting me share this with you!

Nathan (@DrRyder and @VivaSurvivors)

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