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27 September 2001 @ 07:38 pm
I now have a date for my viva - it'll be October 29th (which is a Monday). I don't have a time yet.

Meep! Meep! Meeeeeeeeeep!

Addendum A viva is a 3 hour (or so) oral examination on my thesis - I think it's sometimes called a 'thesis defence' in other countries
Current Mood: scaredscared
Current Music: GT3
peagles on September 27th, 2001 12:21 pm (UTC)
Surely that sort of thing is illegal on a monday?? Let's just hope it's not in the morning.
Margaretpling on September 27th, 2001 02:39 pm (UTC)
Oh I dunno, morning is better than afternoon - if it's afternoon then I have all morning to worry about it.
Jonathanmcurtains on September 27th, 2001 01:28 pm (UTC)
How much work will you need to do to prepare for the viva?

I seem to remember asking you this recently, but I can't remember the answer at all...
Margaretpling on September 27th, 2001 01:37 pm (UTC)
That'd be because we had both consumed large quantities of beer by the time you asked last time ;)

It's a bit like revising for an exam - I'm going to have to read my thesis through several times, and re-read key papers. Also read other papers, and try and think of the bits of my thesis that are slightly suspect and think of answers to the possible questions.
Jonathanmcurtains on September 27th, 2001 02:40 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, beer... I understand now :)

(Is that the same answer you gave before? Because it hasn't triggered any latent memories ;)
SoSiouxMesosiouxme on September 27th, 2001 01:54 pm (UTC)
or even a thesis defense in the USA =)
Margaretpling on September 27th, 2001 02:38 pm (UTC)

Ah yes, I'd forgotten that you guys can't spell ;)
Ruheruhe on September 27th, 2001 02:09 pm (UTC)

narenek on September 27th, 2001 04:32 pm (UTC)
Whilst it won't make the actual Viva any better. My understanding of the whole process is along the lines of "If they weren't going to give you the PhD, tey wouldn't have let you get to the point of submitting/viva."

The amount of corrections they ask you to make should be the key thing.
An unexpected Haggishaggis on September 28th, 2001 06:36 am (UTC)
Good luck! Hope it all goes well.
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on September 28th, 2001 10:56 am (UTC)

Good luck!