As part of our mission in the SIG, we are thinking of the support that the graduate students might need in their graduate studies. This year, we will offer an hour of academic support and a Q& A panel with experts in our first graduate track at EuroCALL 2017 immediately after the Pecha Kuchapresentations. The PhD track is in green on the conference programme: http://generic.wordpress.soton.ac.uk/eurocall/wp-content/uploads/sites/167/2017/08/eurocall_programme_2017_final.pdf
This session of support will be led by Dr. Phil Hubbard, Dr.Francesca Helm, and Dr. Sahar Alzahrani. It will start with some information on how to prepare for a successful viva and what might students do to have a fruitful experience while defending their theses. Then, we will enjoy the discussion and the valuable advice from Dr. Phil Hubbard while listening to his varied experience as an observer/ examiner in different contexts. After that, we will have some time to get to know the potential viva questions in an interactive discussion within the Q & A panel. The attendees can think about these questions in light of their own research if interested.
Ps. You will go away with great amount of information on how viva works and with a printed copy of the potential viva questions.