Loving Your Viva

A poem, seeing as it’s February 14th!

Most candidates won’t love their viva,

‘Though most PhDs won’t hate it either;

If you prepare and give it a chance,

Examiners won’t lead you a merry dance.


Believe it will be tough

You’ll make your day rough,

But trust what you know

And a good day will show.


Three verses suffice,

I’ll stop this device!

Reflect, prepare – give your confidence a shove!

Thus a greater chance your viva to like, if not love.