I would hope you don’t need to be brave for your viva. I would hope that whatever worries or concerns you have, they don’t overwhelm so much that you need to find courage. Given everything you’ve done before, your viva should not be such a great challenge.
But if you do find yourself more anxious than confident, if you do feel fear and you need to be brave, remember:
- You are not alone. There are many people who can and will support you. Ask for help. Ask early, ask often.
- The viva is not a mystery. You don’t have to fear the unknown. Check the regulations, learn about expectations and listen to viva stories.
- You have already come a long way. You’re not beginning an epic journey, you’re near the end. You don’t have far to go.
You don’t need to find a lot of courage or do a lot of work to be ready. Be brave if you need to be. Ask for help if you need it. Keep going.