My Viva!


Hi everyone

I've waited so many years to do this post... I've just passed my viva :-) I have minor amendments to do - I've been given 4 months to do them in as I'm working f/t within the dept and teaching starts next week, but in reality they won't take anything like that - they really are very minor - just presentation issues really and putting into the appendices tables and spreadsheets that I already have (but didn't include! duh)

I'll post a full viva story tomorrow when I'm feeling more with it in the hope it will help some of you and will put minds at ease. All I can say is that it was a totally positive experience - I was terrified, so stressed, so tearful, but once I got in there it was great and I really did actually enjoy it!

I want to say thanks to all the people on here who've advised me, helped me, shared their experiences, and gone through this journey with me over the last 4 years - its made the whole 'PhD thing' so much better and more fun than it might have been. You're all stars and I just wish I knew who you really are so that I could give you a big hug of thanks :-)


That's fabulous news - well done and congratulations Dr. Stressed! I've been following your posts and I am so pleased for you. Hope you have fun celebrating tonight (hopefully with champagne!) and I look forward to reading your viva story.

Enjoy the post-viva glow, I've heard it's wonderful! :-)

Natassia x


Well done you!(up)


Many congratulations Dr [un]Stressed :-), great news

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I love posts like this!! I have been following your other posts Dr Stressed and am so happy for you. I look forward to the full viva story! Congratulations and well done!


Congratulations :p


Fantastic news- well done :-)


Congratulations Dr Stressed !!! Look forward to read yr viva story tomorrow. Swetch


Wow, I have been thinking about you all day, brilliant, well done....(up)(up)


Congratulations! You'll have to change your name now! Looking forward to hearing the story! (up)


congrats and send some waves of positive energy and good luck. please :) We need it. Have fun!


Massive congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


wow well done!!! you can now change your name to de-stressed :)


Congratulations Dr Stressed! Glad it went so well, look forward to hearing the whole story when you've finished celebrating!


Well Done! 'm still waiting for my viva date - 9 weeks after submission! It will be good to hear more about your positive experience.