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Sue Lynn Mah (She/Her) has recently completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham and is currently working as a Science Officer at Open Science Tools. Her research is focussed on the individual and cultural differences in attention-driven learning. Twitter: @SueLynn_aDr

The Week Before My Viva

Sue Lynn Mah shares her experience preparing for and passing her PhD viva in her article. In the week leading up to the big day, she re-read her thesis, had a mock viva with her supervisor, practiced explaining her work to people outside of her field, and printed out a physical copy of her thesis. Her tips for viva success include picking out your outfit in advance and practicing your elevator pitch.

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Will distance-based PhDs replace the on-campus experience?

Kris Hill attempts to convince you that inclusion of distance-based post-graduate researchers (PGRs) benefits everyone, including those who are campus-based. Kris explains why inclusion of your distance-based peers is so important to the entire research community and how it is not a threat to the campus experience.

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