There’s a place for honest feedback and difficult questions in viva preparation. Criticism can help too, but all of this has to be in proportion with encouragement. Look for people who can help you see that it is all going to be fine.
- What friends could let you know about their good viva experiences?
- What questions could you ask your supervisor to get them to talk about you contribution and your talent?
- How could friends and family members outside of the university support you?
Look back over the last few years. Reflect on your story. What events and achievements can you find that encourage you for your viva?