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Viva and panel review

Yearly upgrade panels are the best way to assess progress with a PhD thesis and are also excellent preparation for the Viva. 

Like the Viva, panel review sessions ought to be prepared well in advance and are an excellent opportunity to discuss achievements.  This section offers an insight into how to prepare for a panel and for the viva as well as information about the “Viva interviewer” software available from the Humanities Researcher Development Team.

Based on specially scripted drama scenarios and expert interviews, The Good Viva Video was produced with advice from Professor John Wakeford, Director of the Missenden Centre for the Development of Higher Education. It will enable students to prepare for their vivas effectively and take some of the fear out of the experience. 

This section is designed to complement the workshops on “Preparing for your review panel” and “Viva survivor”.

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