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Thread: My VIVA is in 2 months (nerve train) please are there any others out there like me?

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05-Jun-20, 11:56
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I appreciate this Tudor_Queen, thank you, I am going to adopt this method. To be honest, I submitted in March and I haven’t properly switched off since then.


I have spent time just looking at the thesis (worrying about wrong typos, page no, stats/appendices etc) and wanting it around me. This never really helps the situation.


I’d ask myself why am I so anxious when it’s only 2 months away (A long time to be anxious) but still stay anxious any. It’s so exhausting. Loosing sleep and not eating but worrying that I will fail and it will be the end. Don’t mean to be dramatic but I am being translucent. I think I can be completely honest here.


I have a list of things which I am editing. I am also checking for new literature and have worked out some possible questions and wow they didn’t ask even one possible question?, I guess examiners have their own style of things maybe. I am glad yours went well and especially being ill the week before, must’ve not been easy but well done Queen.

Thread: My VIVA is in 2 months (nerve train) please are there any others out there like me?

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04-Jun-20, 23:36
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Hello abababa

Thank you so much. Totally right. I wish the ‘findings’ part was not so much of a big thing. I guess sometimes at the viva they often ask about your contributions etc. All I wanted to do was research and so that was not my only concern. The part about chapter two being rubbish made me laugh. Love it. I do get what you mean.

Good research is what is important and sometimes because we want the best we criticise ourselves, well at least I do. I have noted these points you made, I appreciate it and I will try to give updates too.

Thread: My VIVA is in 2 months (nerve train) please are there any others out there like me?

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04-Jun-20, 23:26
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Hello rewt, thank you for even responding in the first place. I appreciate it a lot. I noticed also that some of the recent posts on this forum get mixed up. So I usually tend to search by ‘date of post’ depending.

Again, thank you for your words. It is true what you have said. I have re analysed all of the data for the chapter and luckily it doesn’t change the significance of the experiment except for the change in the figures which I will speak about in the viva. I think it will also be useful to print out a copy and take along with me.

If you are in your writing up stage, or about to be in, good luck and well done you. We are not perfect and sometimes mistakes will happen even though they can be a pain when they do. I will be keeping updates here

Thread: My VIVA is in 2 months (nerve train) please are there any others out there like me?

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28-May-20, 02:53
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At the moment, I have to wait (After six weeks of my thesis submission) for my viva which is 2 months away. I feel lost as I don’t know of any others having their vivas around these times. More importantly, the more I go on preparing for my viva the more and
more mistakes I find. I have made a list of corrections to take to the viva but still find myself being afraid of the outcome.

The errors mainly arise from inappropriate use of tests to analyse my data in a chapter and typographical errors. I just worry that my silly errors/mistakes may cause me to fail. I’m one who over thinks and suffers from the imposter syndrome (As I am sure many do) I am so passionate about my work, my supervisor thinks my work is good but I hardly believe it. I see that I am really my biggest critic. I wish these mistakes don’t take away the chance I have to speak about my work. People say don’t be nervous but the truth is sometimes the nerves will be there still no matter what you do, but you can learn not to run away from it but try to understand why it’s there.

I recently joined this forum and I hope someone can be kind enough to spare a few minutes to give any advice. I worry based on the areas I mentioned above. Including not knowing answers to questions. After 4 years and a few months I feel like a zombie but most of all terrified.

Is there anyone else waiting on a viva? I wish to start thread here until my viva, only if anyone wishes to help a fellow student with some tips. I know it will be of great help not just to me, but to others who may come across this post.

Thank you so much in advance and also for reading this - Ladybird
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