The Science Viva Workshop

Organiser: Other


Attendance type(s): Virtual

Event Dates: 7 Nov 2021

Registration Deadline: 7 Nov 2021

Time – 09:30 – 16:30 

The workshop is broken into several sessions, delivered by Dr Stacey Bedwell and Dr Isabelle Butcher. Together Stacey and Isabelle have expertise spanning several fields of science and have first hand experience of the science PhD viva.

The range of sessions will give you an insight into the viva experience, preparing for the viva, debunk some viva myths and give you the opportunity to practice some key viva skills.


09.30am – Welcome & Introductions

10am – Viva experiences

10.25am – Lay summaries

11am What the viva is, what it’s for and how to make the most of it

12pm Viva preparation timelines

Lunch Break

2pm – Dealing with viva anxiety & self-care.

2.40pm – Mock viva questions & mock viva activity

4.15pm –Summary and final Q&A

Contact Details

Name: Dr Stacey Bedwell & Dr Isabelle Butcher