PGR (PhD) Development Programme Workshop 8 - Preparing for & doing a viva


This workshop aims to introduce the institution’s guidelines for vivas, provide PhD students who are close to submit their thesis with some advice and resources to prepare for their viva, and with an opportunity to hear guest-supervisors’ advice, as well as talking to PhD candidates who have recently finished their vivas.


  • Professor Jean Chen (Business School)
  • PhD candidates (Biology/EEE)
  • Dr Jianmei Xie (AEC)

Target audience

Final year PhD students

Other PhD candidates, research assistants and PhD supervisors are also welcome.


Academic Enhancement Centre (AEC)


Dr Jiànmèi Xiè (谢建媚)
Educational developer (Research), Lead of PGR (PhD) Development Programme
Email: [email protected]