My university is one of the first in Australia to introduce the verbal defence (Viva) aspect of the thesis, meaning that my PhD experience is more like many other countries in the world.
My Viva is likely to be at the end of January / start of February, which is terrifying as it is only a month away now. A colleague who recently passed her defence purchased these Viva defense cards and said they were really useful, so I decided to grab a packet.
They ask typical questions that may be included in the Viva, and you can get your partner / housemates / colleagues / family to quiz you.
You can grab a packet here.