I passed my viva!

posted
08-Aug-13, 15:41
edited about 25 seconds later
by button
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posted about 7 years ago
Hi all,

I posted a lot on here during my MA, and during the first couple of years of my PhD, but that's waned a little as my fellow 'one goalers' left the forum.

But I'm here today to say that I have just passed my viva!

I know it has been said time and time again, but I have to say I ENJOYED IT!

My examiners were both more than lovely, they told me at the start that I had passed, that they thoroughly enjoyed reading my thesis and that they just wanted to have a chat about where I could go next with it. I had a couple of tricky questions from my internal about the theory I used, but I was prepared for that as my internal is very big on this particular theory. They also questioned my chosen methodological approach, but again I had answers for that and they agreed.

After 45 minutes (yes, that was how short it was!) they told me that I had passed with minor corrections (equalling 4 typos and sorting an abbreviation)!

So a big thank you to all of the support I received on here, but especially to Sneaks, Batfink and Lindalou who I don't think are around anymore!

I can't quite believe it's over.
posted
08-Aug-13, 16:28
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posted about 7 years ago
Congratulations Dr button!
x
posted
08-Aug-13, 16:41
edited about 12 seconds later
by wowzers
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posted about 7 years ago
Well done, sounds like a great experience Dr Button. ;-D
posted
08-Aug-13, 20:05
edited about 29 seconds later
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posted about 7 years ago
Quote From button:
Hi all,

I posted a lot on here during my MA, and during the first couple of years of my PhD, but that's waned a little as my fellow 'one goalers' left the forum.

But I'm here today to say that I have just passed my viva!

I know it has been said time and time again, but I have to say I ENJOYED IT!

My examiners were both more than lovely, they told me at the start that I had passed, that they thoroughly enjoyed reading my thesis and that they just wanted to have a chat about where I could go next with it. I had a couple of tricky questions from my internal about the theory I used, but I was prepared for that as my internal is very big on this particular theory. They also questioned my chosen methodological approach, but again I had answers for that and they agreed.

After 45 minutes (yes, that was how short it was!) they told me that I had passed with minor corrections (equalling 4 typos and sorting an abbreviation)!

So a big thank you to all of the support I received on here, but especially to Sneaks, Batfink and Lindalou who I don't think are around anymore!

I can't quite believe it's over.


PM them, it'll be flagged in their e-mail you've messaged them.

Oh and congratulations!!!

Ian (Mackem_Beefy)
posted
09-Aug-13, 11:11
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posted about 7 years ago
Congratulations Dr. Button!! And thanks for sharing this moment with us :-) So good to hear about such positive experiences! :D

xx
posted
11-Aug-13, 22:09
by Pjlu
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posted about 7 years ago
A huge congratulations Dr Buttons! Well done-that's fabulous news :)
posted
12-Aug-13, 09:39
edited about 38 seconds later
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posted about 7 years ago
Congratulations .. and good Luck ...
aleedex.org
posted
12-Aug-13, 12:31
edited about 22 seconds later
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posted about 7 years ago
Congratulations dude!
posted
12-Aug-13, 17:48
edited about 13 seconds later
by satchi
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posted about 7 years ago
congratulations button
wishing you every success

love satchi
posted
05-Sep-13, 05:40
edited about 28 seconds later
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posted about 7 years ago
Congratulations Dr. Button from Dr. Incognito :)
posted
05-Sep-13, 22:51
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posted about 7 years ago
That's wonderful news! Many congratulations, and best of luck for the future!

Silver
posted
09-Sep-13, 19:33
by JanineG
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posted about 7 years ago
Well done and congrats Dr Button on your success!
posted
10-Sep-13, 20:48
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posted about 7 years ago
Oh my gosh CONGRATULATIONS and thank you for the special mention! Well done Dr Button, enjoy the celebrations! Hoping to join you on the 'other side' soon!
posted
11-Sep-13, 10:58
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posted about 7 years ago
Hello Button, and congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

Sorry I didn't see this thread before, I haven't come back to the Forum much since starting full-time work.

I mainly came back to report that I too just passed my viva :-) Had it on Friday, passed with very minor corrections. Absolutely over the moon! And it wasn't that scary an experience, and yes, kind of enjoyable too.

Look at us, all doctors and everything!

This forum got me through so much of it!

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