Preparing for the Viva (webinar)
Duration 1 hour
Team Researcher Academy

This online course is delivered 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: Late-stage doctoral students. This webinar is primarily aimed at those undertaking the doctoral viva within the next 12 months. 


This one hour 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. 

For updated information and guidance around the PhD submission and viva process during the COVID-19 outbreak please see the following:

Quality Manual - Research Degree Programmes - Assessment 

​ COVID-19 Guidance for Researchers and Supervisors 

​ University of Nottingham Coronavirus pages 

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.

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. You won't need to use your microphone, any questions can be asked via the chat box. 


LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course07 June 202107 June 202112:00pm - 1:00pm0Add to Waiting List