I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with the most awesome Dr Amanda Taylor today.
She recommended that I listen to a podcast on Viva Survivors by Dr George Julian who is the creator of Viva Cards as it talks about how she prepared for her viva. Now while my own Viva is a long way off for me, I figured it might help to focus my weary brain so I’m currently listening to it .. I’m loving it .. so genuine and honest … I’m late to the party because this was recorded years ago but it is still so very relevant …
Have also just ordered a pack of Viva Cards in preparation … while they are designed to be used for Viva Prep it seems that they are also useful for helping with writers block and thesis writing ! and I kinda need all the help I can get …
Came across this tweet also which looks worth a listen too .. and I shall be exploring the Viva Survivors site in more detail
Oh and Amanda gave me another handy tip of advice about the PhD ..
The secret to doing a PhD ?
It’s your work .. you just need to explain what you did, why you did it, why you did it that way and why you didn’t do it a different way …Dra Amanda ML Taylor August 2022