Today’s post is even more personal than yesterday’s question. It depends on who is around you, in your circle, and what they can practically offer or do for you, as well as what you really need.
The cast of characters in your preparation play could include supervisors, mentors, colleagues, friends, university staff, family members – and from a distance your examiners too.
You might need someone to ask you questions.
You might need someone to check in with you.
You might need someone to get facts from (or, in the case of examiners, facts about!).
You might need someone to tell you what you need to know.
You might need someone to tell you it’s going to be OK.
You might need someone to tell you all about their viva.
Who do you need? It could be more useful to think about what you need others for first. Once you know that, you’ll know who to ask.