…take ten minutes and talk to some future candidates in your department or network. Tell them about your viva experience. Set your focus on sharing what happened and what it felt like.
Share what sorts of questions you got. Share what surprised you. Share anything you can about the flow and format.
Your story is unique, but if more viva stories are shared perhaps the overall perception of the viva will shift a little. It will be less of an unknown. More people will have a sense of what it’s all about.
Share your viva story when you’re done.