The doctoral examination-A workshop for examiners and candidates (Two-days online)
Monday- Tuesday 12th and 13th June 2023
Time: The session will open at 9.30 am first day and remain open for 48 hours. All participants will be sent a schedule in advance.
Requirements: Google Account. The workshops will be through Google Docs via text.
Tutor: John Wakeford
For all doctoral candidates, with supervisors and examiners welcome too.
Registering for a doctorate is one of the most important decisions you have ever made. Your doctorate will take over your life for at least three years and probably turn out to be a turning point in your life and career.
Most programmes for doctoral students (and supervisors) focus on the process of studying and supervision. But in this programme we will explore the even more important and often neglected issue of the doctoral examination as it operates in the UK in general and Bangor University in particular.
For the best chance of success you need to start thinking about it early on. So, even if you feel the examination seems to be a long way ahead, you would be most welcome to take part.
The indicative programme will be tailored to the topics that you raise but will be modified as we go along. It will certainly cover issues such as
- Specific regulations for the examination of Bangor students
- What are examiners supposed to do
- How to establish whether your work is good enough to pass
- Common misunderstandings of the doctoral examination process
- Preparing for your viva
- What to do if you don’t pass first time