Smile! Enjoy yourself. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Things we don’t often say to someone when they have a viva soon…
But isn’t that a shame?
Yes, there’s work to do and an exam to pass, questions to respond to and a thesis to defend. Of course you have to share your research, discuss your thesis and demonstrate your excellence.
But who says that can’t be fun, enjoyable, a positive experience? Why don’t we encourage that more?
I’ll start: I hope you have a great time at your viva.