“Is it OK to stalk your external examiner on Twitter?”
I chuckled when I got this question at a workshop. “Stalk” is funny, but they meant follow, which is fine… I couldn’t see why it would be an issue. I can’t imagine there would be an extra restriction on who you follow on Twitter on the lead up to the viva. Unless your external was pseudo-anonymously dropping huge hints with their tweets…
Learning a lot about an interesting bit of research this week! #phdchat #vivasoon
Always nice to see my research referenced in a thesis! #phdchat #vivasoon 😉
There is a difference between “effect” and “affect”! 🙁 #phdchat #vivasoon #page74thirdparagraph
It should be fine. I’ve not seen anything from universities which means you can’t follow your examiners. Don’t DM them, don’t @ them and perhaps don’t RT or favourite their tweets, just to be sure. For avoidance of doubt, check with your university’s regulations.
(meanwhile it’s absolutely fine to follow @VivaSurvivors!)