Acting as an Independent Chair (workshop 8)

Course Overview

It is institutional requirement that an Independent Chair be in attendance at all research degree viva voce examinations. It is a practice which is commended by the QAA although not widely spread among Higher Education institutions.  This workshop aims to explain and clarify the role and responsibilities of the Independent Chair before, during and after the viva voce.  An opportunity is provided to discuss with experienced colleagues how best to resolve issues which may arise during a viva voce.  

What will I get out of this course?
Who is it for?

Staff who supervise Doctoral Students  

Participant preparation needed?


Additional Information

Please note that this workshop requires recommendation from your Research Degree Leader.

What prior experience do I need?


Formal assessment


Length of course

2 hours

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