Are PhD Examiners Really Ogres?

The PhD viva is something that all PhD candidates must face in order to successfully complete their degree and, as discussed in our own article, The PhD Viva Voce, it may be a source of significant concern. If you are worried about the oral exam then you may find it helpful to read this article written by Simon Leather, which discusses whether the caricature of the PhD examiner as an ogre is really a fair representation.