The viva is less common in Australia. Most Australian students will do a final presentation before the PhD, but many universities are currently discussing how to introduce a defence as part of the examination process, so we can expect a defence of some sort to become more common. This post is by author, editor, writing coach, dissertation nurturer, and spiritual counselor, Noelle Sterne, Ph. Columbia University. She has published over academic, writing craft, and spiritual articles and stories and essays in print and online venues.
Academia Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for academics and those enrolled in higher education. It only takes a minute to sign up. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. My PhD is in computational Materials science. I successfully defended my thesis yesterday. However, I felt that one of the committee members was starting to get angry with my answers.
Adam Vogel always pictured himself defending his PhD neuroscience dissertation at Boston University in a room filled with faculty, classmates, friends, and family, and afterward, his mentors toasting him at a party. Vogel, you did it. That was March
When you want to tell someone their life achievement is worth celebrating, it's typical to offer a note of congratulations. Saying 'congratulations'. On August 6, , Jonathan Udoff defended his dissertation to earn his doctoral degree!