On November 9, the first online Viva Voce took place at TCBS, BSN Czech Republic. A Viva Voce is the oral defence that a student presents for his/her dissertation. BSN and its partner schools have easily transitioned to the online Viva Voce method as a response to the pandemic.

Our student Peter Boledovič and set advisor (Tomáš Bujna)Our student Peter Boledovič and set advisor (Tomáš Bujna) met in person in the board meeting room of VÚB a.s. (the second largest Slovak bank where Peter is employed). It was quite a reasonable choice of venue with a magnificent view of the centre of Bratislava.

External examiner (Láďa Žák), internal examiner (Sláva) and recorder (Lucie) participated via videoconference (Skype for Business). On top of the usual written minutes, the video conference itself was recorded and will be archived.

“At the beginning, we were unsure whether the communication during the Viva Voce would be a bit weird or whether the Viva Voce would be serious enough. Actually we found out it was very much OK and if really needed we can go this way.” – Tomáš Bujna

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