If you’re busy and you need to get ready for your viva:
- Plan your prep. Take a few minutes to sketch out what needs doing and when you could do it.
- Ask for help. Talk to your supervisors, friends and colleagues about what you need and how they could support you.
- Spread the work out. Don’t overburden your plans. Give yourself space to do a little work regularly.
- Be kind to yourself. Do the work – but remember that you have already done a lot! The years of work for your PhD all count towards your preparation.
If, for some reason, you’re not busy then all of the above still helps!
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