DRIG Seminar

27th November

'A Doctoral Viva from the perspective of a successful doctoral candidate, supervisor, and internal and external examiners’

Panel

Dr Paul Cashian; Dr Leonard Holmes; Dr Anthony Thorpe, Dr Alison Taysum

Venue

University of Leicester, Fraser Noble Hall, Fraser Noble Building (access via 2, University Road), Leicester LE1 7RH.

In this seminar we will explore a doctoral examination process (Viva) from the perspective of a successful doctoral candidate, a supervisor, an internal examiner and an external examiner.

Programme

10:30- 11:00    Registration tea/coffee and cakes

11:00 - 12:00   Panel 'A Viva from the perspective of a successful doctoral candidate; supervisor; internal examiner; external examiner' oral portraits focusing on each of the four roles, followed by shortened role play of Viva with the four panel members.

12:00 - 12:20   Table discussions and formulating questions for conversations with panel members.

12:20 - 1:00     Lunch

1:00 - 2:00       Carousel with two groups with successful doctoral candidate and supervisor and internal and external examiners.

Group A Workshop guided by questions facilitated by ‘Dr Anthony Thorpe’ with Dr Paul Cashian providing the example with a focus on ‘What is a good Viva experience’? to identify emerging characteristics of a good Viva experience within a doctorate that focuses on educational leadership, management and administration.

Group B Workshop guided by questions facilitated by ‘Dr Alison Taysum with Dr Leonard Holmes providing an example with a focus on ‘What is a good Viva experience’? to identify emerging characteristics of a good Viva experience within a doctorate that focuses on educational leadership, management and administration.

2:00 - 2:30     Tea/Coffee

2:30 - 3:30     Carousel with two groups with successful doctoral candidate and supervisor and internal and external examiners.

Group B Workshop guided by questions facilitated by ‘Dr Anthony Thorpe’ with Dr Paul Cashian providing the example with a focus on ‘What is a good Viva experience’? to identify emerging characteristics of a good Viva experience within a doctorate that focuses on educational leadership, management and administration.

Group A Workshop guided by questions facilitated by ‘Dr Alison Taysum with Dr Leonard Holmes providing an example with a focus on ‘What is a good Viva experience’? to identify emerging characteristics of a good Viva experience within a doctorate that focuses on educational leadership, management and administration.

3.30 - 4.00     Plenary to present key characteristics identified by Group A and Group B to address the question What is a good Viva experience? from the perspective of a successful doctoral candidate and from an internal examiner and to begin to identify any common characteristics. To identify learning outcomes from the day, and how these findings might be taken forward and disseminated.

4:00 pm         End

Please see 'Abstract for Panel and Role Play'.

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Thu 27 Nov 2014
  • Tue 25 Nov 2014
  • University of Leicester, Fraser Noble Hall, Fraser Noble Building, Leicester

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