Preparing for the Viva Webinar (Faculty of Arts)
Duration 1 hour
Team Researcher Academy

This online course is run by the Researcher Academy as part of the the Faculty of Arts Training Programme

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

Target Audience: This session is part of the Arts Researcher Skills Programme for late stage research students in the Faculty of Arts only.  

Description: This webinar will provide valuable insights in to the viva process from the perspective of a student who has recently undertaken their viva and an examiner. You will hear about their experiences and top tips and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Related courses and guidance:

There is also an online course Preparing for your Viva (Standalone Online Learning Course) which provides the background information necessary to submit a doctoral thesis, practical advice and guidance, tasks to help you consider the level of preparation you need, as well as information to help you prepare yourself for the specifics you may face in your viva. Materials include video advice from experienced examiners from the University of Nottingham.

If your viva is coming up, please see the Exceptional Regulations: COVID 19 section of the UoN Quality Manual for updated guidance and procedures.

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Access MS Teams
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Use MS Teams chat box function
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course


Booking Conditions 

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy.

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course18 April 202418 April 20241:30pm - 3:30pm34