Nathan Ryder runs skills training for PhD students with a signature course entitled ‘Viva Survivor’ and daily blog of viva prep help.  

In this episode Nathan talks about his new book ‘Keep Going ’which is full of advice for the PhD journey and we focus in particularly on preparing for the PhD viva.  

Nathan shares thoughts on how to fit in viva preparation around the many other things that you might be doing in the period between submission and examination.

We discuss the benefits of rehearsing before the day of your viva.

Nathan also gives advice on the best way to annotate your thesis as part of the preparation process and how to create your own ‘special edition’.

You can find Nathan on Twitter as @DrRyder and @VivaSurvivors.  

His website is and gives details on how you can purchase the book.

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