Preparing for the Viva - Online (ESRC DTP and Faculty of Social Sciences)
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Team Researcher Academy

This online course is run by the Researcher Academy 

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. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February. 

Target Audience: This session is for late stage research students in the ESRC DTC/P and the Faculty of Social Sciences only.


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.

Process: This is a 90 minute webinar delivered via MS Teams.

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 webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.   


Webinar Access Instructions 

This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.

This is an online session within Microsoft Teams. On the day of the session please use the link in this email to join the meeting. Please do not click the link in this email until the day of the session.  

You will need a headset or speakers for the webinar and we recommend that you join 10 minutes before the webinar is due to start so that you can test them. Please mute your microphone, switch off your webcam and open the chat box function as you join the Teams meeting. Any questions can be asked via the chat box. 

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