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How We Get You Ready
We prepare you for your oral defence or viva voce by taking a three-pronged approach:
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Have a question?
Below we address some of the most popular questions we receive regarding defence prep, but feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions.
Can you assist with anticipating and preparing for potential questions?
Absolutely. We can help you anticipate common questions and prepare thoughtful responses based on your research.
Can you offer guidance on structuring my presentation?
Yes, we can help you create a structured presentation that effectively conveys your research aims and findings.
Can you help me with nervousness?
We’re not therapists, but we can share some strategies and techniques to help you manage nervousness, boost confidence, and perform well under pressure.
Can we do a mock presentation/viva?
Yes, this is a common part of our approach to help you prepare for your presentation and defence.
What if I have specific concerns or challenges related to my research topic?
No problem. We can address any specific concerns and challenges you may have in relation to your research, and help you develop strategies for addressing them during your defence.
Can you help me with other aspects of my research project?
Yes. Defence prep is only one aspect of our offering at Grad Coach, and we typically assist students throughout their entire dissertation/thesis/research project. You can learn more about our full service offering here.
Can I get a coach that specialises in my topic area?
It’s important to clarify that our expertise lies in the research process itself, rather than specific research areas/topics (e.g., psychology, management, etc.).
In other words, the support we provide is topic-agnostic, which allows us to support students across a very broad range of research topics. That said, if there is a coach on our team who has experience in your area of research, as well as your chosen methodology, we can allocate them to your project (dependent on their availability, of course).
If you’re unsure about whether we’re the right fit, feel free to drop us an email or book a free initial consultation.
What qualifications do your coaches have?
All of our coaches hold a doctoral-level degree (for example, a PhD, DBA, etc.). Moreover, they all have experience working within academia, in many cases as dissertation/thesis supervisors. In other words, they understand what markers are looking for when reviewing a student’s work.
Is my data/topic/study kept confidential?
Yes, we prioritise confidentiality and data security. Your written work and personal information are treated as strictly confidential. We can also sign a non-disclosure agreement, should you wish.