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Transition skills: Preparing for the viva

Understand the Viva process and maximise your preparation.

May 22, 2024
The Graduate School (TR2)
14:00 - 17:00

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

•    Outline the Viva process, it’s purpose and the regulations at Queen’s
•    Identify effective preparation strategies
•    Enhance your confidence levels in different communication areas 
•    Compare and contrast a range of common viva questions
•    Plan how you are going to best prepare for your Viva

Meet the consultants: Dr Abbie Edgar and Dr Fabiana Fausto McCracken

Abbie supports postgraduate students with their research development and is passionate about enabling them to reach their academic potential. Abbie has a PhD in Education and is a trained post-primary teacher. Abbie's previous experience before taking up her role at the Graduate School included supporting undergraduate students with their academic skills in the Learning Development Service at QUB, working as a Support Provider for students with disabilities at QUB and as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University.  

Fabiana has supported students in the development of their linguistic, academic, and research skills for over twenty years. Previously, she was the manager of the Academic English and Pre-Sessional English Programmes at INTO QUB and worked as a research assistant in educational projects in Brazil and Northern Ireland.  Fabiana completed a PhD in English from Queen’s University Belfast in 2014 and holds a Level 7 qualification in Leadership and Management.


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