Skip to main content Accessibility Statement

To enhance the support for postgraduate research students (PGRs) across the sector, this QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project has developed a series of videos and resources to help students prepare for their viva (oral) examination.


Using the network developed as part of the University Alliance coordinated Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) programme, it uses the experiences of PGR students, supervisors, academics and researcher development experts from across the network but, in particular the University of South Wales, Coventry University, University of Huddersfield and Sheffield Hallam University.


The resources aim to enhance students’ learning experience by showcasing real-life scenarios and possible viva questions. They are designed to help them to shape and develop their preparations, anticipate potential questions and test out possible answers, to eliminate some of their fears and concerns and give them the best possible chance of success.

Check out the resources for PGR students

Project lead:

University of South Wales

Project partners:

University Alliance, University of Huddersfield and Coventry University

Other Collaborative Enhancement Projects

QAA supports a number of projects every year, covering a range of topics and interest areas. Each is led by a QAA Member, working in collaboration with other members institutions. You can find more information on all projects, and access resources and outputs, on our website.