This is an extra post for today to announce that I’m running my 7 Reasons You’ll Pass Your Viva webinar again on Wednesday 20th May. I’ve enjoyed the challenge and delight of sharing new short webinars with PhD candidates recently. I asked on Twitter which session I should re-run and 7 Reasons was the clear favourite.
This is for PhD candidates who have their viva coming up and want to know why it’s going to be fine. Lots of people tell PhD candidates not to worry about the viva – relax, don’t stress, it’ll all be fine – sentiments which don’t always help because they often miss an important Why.
For some candidates, one thing – the right thing – can be enough to make the difference and help them feel certain about their viva. I have seven reasons to share…and my aim is to convince anyone coming that they will be fine for their viva. They may have work to do, things to check or prep to complete, but when the time comes, they can be ready. They will pass.
I was blown away by the response that the session got; it was great to see that something I’d done had really connected:
Thank you so much for the session today, it really resonated with me and I feel that little more confident. I haven’t submitted yet but I am this year and want to get as much preparation in as I can. I am attending the @LJMU_PGRs viva survivor next week too.
— Megan Ivy Quick (@MeganIvyPhD) April 22, 2020
Today I’ve used Teams, Skype and Zoom for #webinars or #virtual meetings. But the best was definitely from @VivaSurvivors who offered some great #WednesdayWisdom I would recommend signing up for one of Nathan’s webinars if you’re lacking confidence or motivation with your #PhD
— Annie Williams (@nutrition_annie) April 22, 2020
I hope you can join me next Wednesday. If you’re uncertain about what to do for your viva, how you should feel about it, or just need help then this 1-hour session is for you. There are full details at the Eventbrite registration link. 7 Reasons is free to attend, but if you can make a donation to help support the work that I do and the time that goes into providing it that would be really appreciated. If you can’t, please still come – I want this session to help anyone who needs it.
Thanks for your attention, I hope you can join 7 Reasons You’ll Pass Your Viva next week!
Wishing you the very best 🙂