Hundreds and hundreds of days over the course of a PhD.
Thousands of hours of learning, discovering and knowledge-building.
So much personal development, growth and talent.
And, yes, you need to share all of this for a few hours of one day in order to pass your viva – but the test is not one day. It’s all the days you’ve invested; all the times you’ve stayed determined and kept going.
If you’re nervous, anxious or worried about your viva then consider how far you’ve come. Reflect on how you’ve made that progress and then find a way to keep going. Keep going until it’s done.