I keep office hours, so I might not reply within five minutes or one day, but if you have a question about the viva then you can write to me and I will write back to you as soon as I can to try and help.
And I’m not the only one: there are people all around you who can help.
- Ask your supervisor for help (that’s kind of their job).
- Ask your graduate school for help (ditto).
- Ask your friends and colleagues (not a job, but sort of a responsibility).
PhDs and vivas can be struggles – in a way, they’re supposed to be – but you don’t have to struggle through everything alone.