This session will cover examiner expectations of your thesis and oral examination (viva voce). Topics include:

  • selecting your examiner
  • what are examiners looking for?
  • what turns examiners off
  • experienced versus inexperienced examiners
  • responding to examiner reports
  • preparing for the oral exam

The session will draw from examples of examiner reports as well as the vast experience of the speaker, Associate Professor Pierre Benckendorff, as an HDR advisor and examiner. Pierre is concurrently an award-winning UQ expert at BEL and Deputy Dean of the Graduate School.

This session will NOT cover the administrative processes of thesis examinations. Please refer to this link for more information on admin processes.

About Your thesis

Developing your thesis from an initial concept to a finished, quality document takes time and effort. Learn some key skills around concept mapping, confirmation report writing and more. 

Effective candidature management will also help you to complete your thesis, so don't forget to take the time to put some effective strategies in place. 

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