The Survival Guide: Surviving the Viva

10 Oct 2012
Viva Preparation Workshop
Colleges of SEFS, Medicine and Health and Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Thursday 1st November 2012, 1.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Venue: BHSC 101 (Brookfield Health Sciences Centre)

Coming close to submitting your PhD thesis or approaching your oral (viva voce) examination?  After all these years of work and study, the end is in sight, but one major hurdle remains – the viva voce examination.  The PhD viva is the internationally recognised means of determining whether a PhD degree should be awarded, and tests whether a PhD candidate is able to engage in high-level discussion on their thesis with examiners from within and outside UCC who are expert in the field.  

The workshop in Brookfield Health Sciences Centre Room 101 from 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm on Thursday 1st November is particularly aimed at students in the Colleges of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; Science, Engineering and Food Science and Medicine and Health, and will include the following topics:


·         The function of the viva voce examination

·         The procedures for thesis submission and examination

·         The examiners’ role in the viva

·         Students’ experiences of their own vivas

·         Case studies of how to handle your viva

·         After the viva – from examination to graduation


This workshop will be facilitated by staff from the College Graduate Schools and the Graduate Studies Office.


Book your place online before October 26th 2012


You will be notified by e-mail if you have a place. Please note that, if demand exceeds capacity, preference will be given to students who are closest to expected date of their viva.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

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Block E, Level 3, Food Science Building, UCC, Cork