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Durham University

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+How will my viva voce examination be conducted?

From 17 September 2021, following revised risk assessments, Viva Voce examinations may be held online or face-to-face where the candidate and examiners agree. Where vivas are held in person the University’s Standard Operating Procedures for In-person Meetings and Tutorials in non-centrally bookable rooms must be followed. This includes the wearing of face coverings where those present are positioned less than 1.5m face-to-face from each other (see face covering policy) without a physical barrier or where reasonable adjustments are required to ensure the wellbeing and inclusion of all.