Fail Your Viva, released June 2016

I’m very pleased that my first book is available in paperback. I like ebooks, but know that they’re not everyone’s first choice for reading. Fail Your Viva is a short book on viva preparation and is packed with tips and tools for effective preparation. Fail Your Viva has been available in the Kindle Store since it was released in 2013, and via Payhip since 2015. This is the first time that the book has been available in print, and the first print run is limited to 100 copies.

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This witty guide is filled to bursting point with nugget after golden nugget of important viva survival material.” – Ben Libberton, reviewing for The Thesis Whisperer

If you’re in the UK then click the Paypal button below to order a paperback copy of Fail Your Viva for £8.99 including postage and packaging. The book is aimed at the UK PhD viva, but if you’re in another country and want a copy, then email me and I’ll check postage rates. Similarly, if you want to buy several copies – or place a large order – then please email me and I’ll be happy to explore options with you.

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The Viva Prep Handbook, released July 2016

The Viva Prep Handbook was originally developed for my independent Viva Survivor workshop. It’s a concise print guide to preparing for the viva, aimed at providing an overview of practical preparations for busy PhD candidates. From the introduction:

It may be that you have a luxury of time available to you between submission and the viva. It is more likely that you may have no choice but to prepare in your spare time because of work or life circumstances. This is not a problem. Why? Because this is how many PhD graduates have prepared for the viva. You can do it too.

Through the rest of this concise book I will be presenting tools and processes that you can break down into small, manageable tasks and activities. Viva preparation is not a full time job: follow these tips, tools and processes to manage your time and energy well.

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The Viva Prep Handbook is around 3000 words long in an A5 zine format. It’s written in a direct style and based on over six years of experience in helping postgraduate researchers prepare for the viva.If you want multiple copies or want me to send it to another country then please email me and I’ll help you out.

The Viva Prep Handbook

Fail Your Viva and The Viva Prep Handbook combo!

If you want both Fail Your Viva and The Viva Prep Handbook then use the button below! I’ve combined the postage costs and taken a little extra off. This happy pair are waiting to come and help you prepare for your viva.


If you want them sent to you in another country, or if you want multiple copies then email me and we’ll make it happen.

Fail Your Viva & The Viva Prep Handbook