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Thread: Viva story

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01-May-15, 14:16
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Thank you Silverlining. I want to thank this forum and all the kind persons who helped me in any manner, sending articles or giving advice.

Thread: Viva story

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01-May-15, 13:19
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Thank you all. My university is in Switzerland. The university of Geneva.

Thread: Viva story

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01-May-15, 12:16
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Hello all,

Finally I defended my thesis yesterday. It is in human rights law.
The defence lasted about two and half hours. It started with a presentation for 20 min. Then each member of the jury had 30 min to ask. In the first few seconds I was really stressed. I started to talk but I really did not know what I said. Then I concentrated on my presentation and every things went well. My husband and my friends told me they did not notice the problem in the first seconds.
The members of the jury did not ask any of the questions I had prepared. Some of the questions were really hard. I gave clear and short answers and supports my views with examples. I was not really satisfied with my replies because I considered them as general information that any doctor in human rights knows. But my fellow students told me I was great.
My closest friend was setting near me so when I needed encouragement, I looked at her. This helped me to relax. The jury members were very friendly. They gave me positive comments on the thesis from the first moments which is unusual. I left the rome for 30 min then the jury called me with the audience and announced that I passed with grade "tres bien" or very good.
My main advice, knonw the weakness of your thesis because the questions would be about them and rely on your mide to reply.

Good luck all

Thread: viva is after 2 days

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01-May-15, 10:47
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Thank you all for your replies. I passed with minor corrections, with grade "tres bien". It was a great long day. I will write the story of my viva today or tomorrow. Good luck all

Thread: New to forum

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29-Apr-15, 14:28
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Wellcome to the forum ClariaN. I am sure this forum is the right place.

Good luck

Thread: viva is after 2 days

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28-Apr-15, 18:15
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Many thanks Silverlining and Lude for your replies. I do practice in front of the mirror and record my presentation :). 41 hours remaining ...

Thread: viva is after 2 days

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27-Apr-15, 18:34
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Yes Hazy I did discusion with a fellow student and it was very good but he does not read my thesis so his questions were general.

Thread: viva is after 2 days

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27-Apr-15, 13:18
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Many thanks glowworm for you reply. I am studying in Switzerland and I think the system here is similar to that in the UK. I can take my dissertation and whatever document, conventions, statistices I might need in the defence. I am really panicking :)

Thread: viva is after 2 days

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27-Apr-15, 11:36
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Hello all,

My viva is on Thursday and I cannot remember the details of my thesis. It is in human rights law and it is 300 pages. There are a lot of details I am reading it but I doubt I would remember any of them. Is it normal?

Thread: Vivqa presentation !!

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15-Apr-15, 09:18
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Many thanks Aisling. I asked my superviser about those typos. She told me don't worry about them because even if the jury noticed them, they would not mention that in the defence. That seems good

Thread: career in academia and getting pregnant - the right time

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14-Apr-15, 12:10
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Dear, I had my twins in the last year of my PhD. My supervisor and the dean are great ladies. They gave me an extention for one year. I am preparing for my defence now with my twins running around me. I think it is the greatest feelings you may have.

Thread: Vivqa presentation !!

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13-Apr-15, 21:45
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In fact, I don't know whether or not my friend's corrections are right? Most of them is missing 'the'. He is Canadian and the proofreader is American, I don't know if this is the reason.

Thread: Vivqa presentation !!

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13-Apr-15, 16:46
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Thank you Aisling. what really annoyed me is that the proofreader was a doctor in English literature and she is a proofreader of another university jornal. She was really expensive. I thought I did my best to avoide the typos.

Thread: Vivqa presentation !!

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13-Apr-15, 10:52
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My viva after 17 days and I submitted my thesis since December. A friend suggested to make mock viva. I sent him the introduction and the conclusion. Today, he sent me the text with lot of silly typing mistakes and wrote that if you want to dicuss them feel free to call me. The result is that I am too sad and disappointed.

Thread: Vivqa presentation !!

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11-Apr-15, 14:23
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posted about 5 years ago
Hello, many thanks for your replies. I am still working on the my Viva presentation. This is my plan:

- thanks for the jury 30 sec
- practical importance of the topic
- the definition of the principle I studied
- the case- law I worked on and the number of cases against Switzerland (where I am doing my PhD)
- the objects of the study
- main findings
- recommendations
- up to date information, mentioned the judgements that were delivered after I submitted my thesis 1min

Any advice? I am still not know what to talk about methodology. Is it enough to mention thay I mainly relied on the interpretation of the principle by the case-law of two treaty bodies. I compare between their related case-law to define which of them provide better protection and to what extent there is an interaction between these two bodies.
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