My PhD viva (viva voce = oral examination = defense) was last Tuesday the 20th of November. It went extremely well, and I can say that I feel very lucky because the two hours of intense discussion felt stimulating and positive. It was a real discussion, not an exam, and this makes all the difference. [...]
In my last post I was questioning “what a bad viva is like”… fortunately, I have no first person story to share with you on how horrible a viva can be… as… mine went extremely well! It was on Tuesday the 20th of November, at 11 am.
Exactly one week ago I sat in a very [...]
When I started this PhD there was not very much happening in i-docs land. So I felt I had to assemble my discoveries through this website. Five years later this is not the case anymore. There is so much happening that it is actually mission impossible to follow it all. So I have decided to [...]
I have submitted in July. I felt relieved. I could finally go and have a “real holiday”. No books to take with me. No bad conscience for moving them around and not opening them. Just real time off.
But the feeling was of relief, not of freedom. I knew it was not finished. The Viva is [...]
I have finally submitted my PhD at Goldsmiths!! I can’t believe it… the last month has been really stressful… with all the dramas that are supposed to happen when the end seems so close… and yet still far away…
Anyway: the submission is only part one of the story. Part two will be the Viva, the [...]