I’d like to think that most people could enjoy their viva, but I know that some won’t.
I know most candidates won’t feel like they simply have to endure their viva, but sadly, some will.
More and more I think the best advice I can give to all candidates is to engage with their viva.
Engage with their preparations. Be active and take charge of how they feel and what they need to do.
Engage with their examiners and their questions. Don’t worry about going blank or forgetting. Instead, think about what they can do to best respond in the viva.
Engage with this great opportunity to discuss the valuable work they’ve done.
I hope you enjoy your viva, I hope it’s not a case of enduring it.
Remember that you get to control how you engage with your viva.