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How to do well in a PhD viva
After a brief chat this week with a student about an upcoming viva I thought I would list some of the useful pieces of advice from my own viva (thanks to Ian Evans for a pleasant experience!) and some recent students: be honest its a 2-way conversation. Talk about your work its better without your supervisor. It also means that if theyve made a bad project decision you can happily blame them! its quite nice at the beginning of discussing each chapter to actually point out any mistakes you've spotted make sure you references are totally spot on Im sure there are others so feel free to add to them.

posted on: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 | path: /teaching | permanent link to this entry

Sony London Underground
These images did the rounds a few weeks back, but I really like them. As part of Sony's advertising campaign for the Walkman they have produce various underground maps in the style of a set of headphones. In Sony fashion, they are understated but really rather pleasing on the eye. Worth a look.

posted on: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry