Workshop: Managing Your Confirmation Seminar and Viva

Workshop: Managing Your Confirmation Seminar and Viva

Co-ordinator: Dr. Lillian Wong

Aim:

This workshop aims to help students prepare for their confirmation and viva by introducing the procedures, examiners’ roles, expectations and offering tips on handling questions with a view to maximizing the effectiveness of their communication in confirmation seminar and viva.


Learning Outcome
s:

By the end of the workshop, students will be able to approach their confirmation seminar or viva with more systematic knowledge and better confidence. More specifically, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate awareness of the purpose and features of a confirmation seminar and a viva and the expectations of the advisory panel and the examiners; and
  • develop skills required for making an effective confirmation seminar and viva.

 

Strategies:

  • Analyzing cases, sharing experience and discussion of good practices for a confirmation seminar and a viva in the HKU context
  • Identifying a set of good practices for students own confirmation seminar and viva.
  • Discussing language use in different parts of a confirmation seminar and a viva
  • Peer feedback and feedback by workshop facilitator