An account of my viva by Vivienne Dunstan*
My viva was on Wednesday 31st March 2010 at 2pm. It was a heavy snowy day in Scotland, and I wondered if my examiners would get there ok, especially the external from Edinburgh. She made it fine. The internal struggled to reach Dundee from south Fife. but both got there ok.
My husband took me to the university for about 1pm. We went to College Hall (area for research students in my faculty) where I had a soothing hot chocolate, then we went down to the Tower basement to wait for nearer 2pm. I wheeled out just as the convenor and examiners were coming down the corridor, so we all headed along together. They had to unlock the archives seminar room, then de-clutter it so I could wheel in with my manual wheelchair. I was fairly optimistic at this time because they all seemed remarkably smiley and positive. (more…)