Viva Preparation 2a: Performing on the Day (English as a Second Language)
- Edinburgh Campus
This workshop is designed for research students approaching thesis submission and who expect to have their Viva within the next 5 or 6 months. Priority places will be allocated to participants who have already attended the "Viva Preparation 1: Understanding Examiners and Preparing for your Viva" workshop, which provides theoretical background that complements this practical approach.
This session will focus on the viva itself and provide practical advice on how to maximise your performance on the day. The session will:
• Improve your confidence.
• Improve your presentational skills specifically for the viva.
• Help you to positively handle the pressure and emotions.
• Concentrate on justifying, explaining and defending your thesis.
• Give you case studies of previous successful vivas.
Please note this session will look specifically at the nuances of vocal performance in English as a second language (or those with low confidence in their speaking English ability). If English is your first language or you are bilingual speaker, please book workshop 2b instead.