Thursday, 19 December 2013

Thesis defence complete!

Earlier this week I had to defend my PhD thesis against the critique of both an internal and external examiner in what is referred to as a viva. Despite my best efforts to prepare, I was still pretty nervous going into the exam. However, it turned out to be a lot more enjoyable than I had expected. My examiners managed to tease out the finer details of my thesis without being at all aggressive, which I think had a really positive effect on the atmosphere of the viva. The result of the viva was a number of minor corrections which I'll need to make to my thesis over the next couple of months. This means I'll hopefully make the final version of my thesis available online by the end of February 2014, but potentially sooner depending on how busy I am at the start of next year.

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