The strange business of examining PhDs

“The examination of PhDs is a curious business. In many ways, the viva is as much an examination of the supervisor as it is of the student – at least in the sciences. When a student gets to the viva stage, we can assume that the supervisor is generally happy with the quality of the work and has confidence in the abilities of the student …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 27 March]

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