It all went exceptionally well – better than the mock Viva in fact! The examiners have urged me to publish some of my stuff as they think it’s highly original and very good 🙂
The result is what I hoped: Pass (subject to minor amendments).
the candidate be awarded the degree subject to minor amendments, to be completed within two months
The other great thing was that they told me that I had passed as soon as I walked in (i.e. before the Viva had even started!). Apparently, they don’t normally do that – only in cases where they are extremely confident and where the work is exceptionally good.
Overall, they encouraged me to continue with my academic work and to seek publications as a next step. I don’t really know 100% how I feel about that but, once I’ve had a break from it all, I might be tempted 🙂
The next steps now are to do sweet f*** all for the rest of the year and then start on the amendments in early January.
/me drives home to do sweet f*** all
6 thoughts on “VIVA Result”
Well done! I’ve enjoyed reading about the run up to the big day.
awww, thanks ‘anon’ 🙂
Congratulations! Wasn’t able to check the blog earlier! Best wishes from Vienna!!!
(And f*ck academic careers…)
Hi there, I came across your messages before and after you PhD viva. Your messages touched me deeply as this is when i’m currently feeling now It’s my PhD viva this afternoon. Like you before, I wish i’d get a ‘Pass with minor amendments’. I’m still deciding whether I should wear a coat over when i’m wearing now. Wish me luck! Congratulations to you (though it’s belated)…
good luck Grace 🙂 – the Viva really wasn’t that bad to be honest. After all, YOU are the expert on your thesis, and they are there to engage in intelligent conversation with you about it.
If you don’t know how to answer a certain question, just ask them to explain what they mean or say you don’t quite understand the question. That’ll hopefully steer them away from it 😛
GOOD LUCK and HAVE FUN – remember this is a once in a lifetime thing so should be enjoyed 🙂
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