The Rs of Viva Prep

Refresh your memory: read your thesis, check a few papers and make whatever notes you need to feel confident that you know what you need to know.

Review your thesis: add annotations to create the best supporting resource possible for your viva.

Rehearse for the discussion: you have to be ready to talk.

Reflect on the journey: remember why you have got this far – not by being lucky, but by working hard and growing as a capable researcher.

Rest: give yourself space to breathe.