Viva questions: Examples from my personal experience

My name is Eljee Javier and I enjoyed my viva. Yes, you read that right. It is actually possible. Think less "this is fun" and more "actually, this isn't so bad" which I wrote about in a previous blog post (please visit https://eljeejavier.com/2015/01/27/i-had-my-phd-viva-and-i-enjoyed-it-there-i-said-it/). Part of developing this mindset was demystifying the whole viva process and, in … Continue reading Viva questions: Examples from my personal experience

My interview on Viva Survivors

Last week I was interviewed by Nathan Ryder of Viva Survivors and talked briefly about my viva experiences. Please have quick listen by clicking on this link: http://viva-survivors.com/2015/02/episode-35-dr-eljee-javier/ If you're interested in sharing your viva experiences (the good, the bad and everything in-between) do get in touch with Nathan Ryder via Twitter (@DrRyder) or @VivaSurvivors Image … Continue reading My interview on Viva Survivors

I had my PhD viva, and I enjoyed it. There, I said it.

It's true, call me weird but it is true. I honestly didn't think I could admit this, but here I am - hand on heart - stating for the record that I enjoyed my viva. I wouldn't say I knew I was my viva experience was going to be that positive. After the experiencing the mock viva … Continue reading I had my PhD viva, and I enjoyed it. There, I said it.