A playlist that helps you feel happy.
A lucky teddy.
Three cups of coffee.
A Post-it Note of encouragement.
An outfit that just feels right.
There’s practical must-do tasks that help candidates get ready for the viva – reading, checking, making notes, practising – and then there are the rituals, warm-ups, placebos and boosts that you just need. There’s no right or wrong, it’s not silly, it’s not weird: it’s what you need to feel right.
Whatever works, works. Use whatever you need to help you feel ready.