A week ago I announced my viva preparation workshop, Viva Survivor, which is taking place on June 29th in Manchester. I’ve been delivering these workshops in universities for six years, but this is the first time that I’ll be offering it directly to PhD candidates – and I want to make it extra special for people who are coming. Over the next four weeks I’ll be blogging here and over on my work blog about the behind the scenes things as I prepare for this workshop; this is my first update over here, so let’s recap:
- I’m delivering the workshop on June 29th, and full details and booking info are on this Eventbrite page.
- I’ve explored the why of the workshop a little in a blog post last week – I want to offer something valuable to PGRs who I might not normally be able to connect with, and I want to stretch myself with an interesting challenge.
- Yesterday I shared something about Ziferblat, the great venue in Manchester that will be our host for the workshop.
I’m writing a blog post soon for my main work blog about books, but here is a sneak peek: I’ve created a paperback print run for my first book Fail Your Viva!
Participants at the workshop will receive a copy as part of their participant pack, and I made a print run of 100 copies to be able to offer the book directly. I’ve created a books page where you can order them from me, and have a stack of padded envelopes ready and waiting to send them on their way. I love reading books on my Kindle, but there’s something awesome about a print book. If print is more your thing, then maybe this is what you’ve been looking for! Check here for more details.
I have some more great things to share about the workshop over the coming weeks – and plus next week the podcast is four years old, so I’ll do something fun over the week to celebrate that 🙂
Thanks for reading – check out the Eventbrite page for more details, and if you know someone who might be interested then feel free to share this with them!
Nathan (@DrRyder and @VivaSurvivors)