Finishing your PhD and forging ahead
Duration 0.5 days
Team Bristol Doctoral College
Coming to the end of your research project can be both exciting and daunting! This workshop will help you to identify things to consider as you come to the end of the doctorate. It will provide you with an overview of how to prepare your thesis for submission and guidance on what to expect from the Viva. It will give you the opportunity to analyse the impact of your research, and recognise the specific attributes and skills you have developed, as you prepare for your next step. 

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify how to prepare your thesis for submission, in line with University guidelines and open access regulations
  • Establish realistic expectations for the Viva
  • Analyse and evidence the impact of your research
  • Recognise specific attributes and skills for your next step (e.g. leadership, networking, project management)
For / Special Requirements For postgraduate researchers at the end of their research degree.

Please note, by registering for this workshop you are agreeing to participate fully in the activities for the full duration of the workshop. 
Further information Related Workshops

  • Project Management for Researchers: Completing your PhD
  • Viva Survivor
  • Quickfix: How to sell the transferable skills from your PhD
  • Articulating Skills for PGRs

Cancellation notice: space for this session is limited. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend so that your place can be allocated to another student. Your faculty may incur a charge of £50, to cover the cost of your place, should you fail to attend on the day or cancel any latter than 3 full working days before the course. You may also be restricted from future bookings.

If you are unable to attend the course due to unexpected emergencies (i.e., sickness, caring responsibilities, etc.) please notify us by email ( as soon as possible on the day of the course, if not before. 

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