How do you survive Viva?
Preparing for the viva
- Check your institution’s policies and practices.
- Re-read your thesis – and keep up-to-date with research.
- As an examiner, you tend to stick to things you’re an expert in when driving the questioning.
- Think about what you will or won’t defend.
How do I prepare for viva voce?
How to prepare for your viva: 8 useful tips
- Read your thesis.
- Don’t over prepare.
- Think about the potential questions.
- Talk to people who have passed their viva.
- Arrange a mock viva.
- Know your examiners.
- And finally… Enjoy it!
What is the purpose of a Viva?
The purpose of the viva is to establish that your work is of a sufficiently high standard to merit the award of the degree for which it is submitted. In order to be awarded a research degree, the thesis should demonstrate an original contribution to knowledge and contain work which is deemed worthy of publication.
When can you call yourself doctor?
Medical students can be called doctors as soon as they graduate from University. They may not have started working in a hospital, and their training may not be complete, but they can still call themselves doctors after they graduate.
Can you fail your Viva?
Support for Research Students Awarded a Lower Degree or who Fail. These outcomes are uncommon and it is very rare for a thesis to fail at this stage with no possibility of re-submission. If you are awarded a lower degree or fail, it is important that you seek advice on the options that are available to you.
Can you call yourself DR after Viva?
This is normally about a week or so after the viva, if you pass without corrections, or a similar period after the examiners have said that you have corrected the thesis to their satisfaction. Then you can call yourself doctor and have all your bank cards changed!