I didn’t have a Viva Survivor course or webinar to help me get ready for my viva. I didn’t know of any books on the topic, or think to look for them. I didn’t search for lists of questions, or blog posts on experiences or how to get ready. The academic community on Twitter hadn’t quite grown into the super-helpful space that it is now.
And there was no podcast with interviews of PhD graduates or blog with 1200+ posts to help candidates!
My point is not, Oh woe is me, I had it so much harder than you do today!
My point is not, I didn’t need anybody and you don’t!!
The point is, There is a wealth of help out there if you need it. Some of it is right here on this site. Some of it might be found in a friend of yours, and you just need to ask. Some of it could be a simple search away.
If you need help getting ready for your viva, it’s out there.
Go get it.