Preparing for your confirmation review -webinar (Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences)
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Training Points 1.0
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. 

This course is part of the M&HS Faculty Training Programme and N-trans Training Programme, which are convened by Researcher Academy.

Process: Moodle resources and live webinar on Microsoft Teams

Course Description:

This webinar will include presentations from an experienced internal examiners and provide information on the Confirmation Review process within each school during the current Cov-19 lockdown. There will be a plenary on what students should consider when they are preparing to both write their confirmation review report and undertake their review viva. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and receive some hints and tips that may help you prepare for your own report writing and viva.

The contents of this session are relevant only to research students registered to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The session will discuss the Confirmation Review process, which has specific local School procedures and requirements. The content is therefore not relevant to students who are registered within Schools outside of this faculty.


  • To give you the opportunity to find out what happens during the confirmation review.

  • To provide you with some hints and tips to enable you to be better prepared for the viva discussion.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the session, you will have:

  • considered the main purposes of the confirmation review

  • an understanding of the examination process and criteria. This will include any changes brought in for the current Cov-19 lockdown situation.

  • thought about the examination criteria from the examiners' perspective

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.   


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.


To be completed in advance of the webinar: Read your School's requirements for the Confirmation Review. Most school's will have the standard Confirmation Review procedures and requirements as set out in your PGR handbook, but due to the current COV-19 situation you will also have received updated information on how the Confirmation Review viva will be undertaken during the period that the University is on shutdown. This information may have been sent to you recently in an email from your school or if used, on PGR Web or Pebblepad.

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