How to Pass Your PhD Defence

…And Maybe Even Enjoy the Experience!

Greetings cards, congratulations cards, plus a blue book on a blue cloth with white stars.
My published doctoral dissertation along with some of the cards I received whilst studying for my PhD and for my defence. Image: author’s own.

It is now just over a year since I defended my PhD thesis in Human Geography at the University of Eastern Finland.

It was a misty and murky November morning, Friday the 13th November to be precise, when I arrived on campus to defend my doctoral dissertation in front of both an in-person and an online audience.



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Chloe Wells

Chloe Wells


True crime and strange tales mostly. Top writer for the tag ‘Finland’.