The awful process of being the PhD supervisor left out of the loop during a PhD viva is something that I have blogged about before. The waiting and the tension are unbearable. Well, I have done it twice in one week as both Muniirah Mbabazi and Bashair Al-Riyami have been defending their theses. Both have been successful and have will get their doctorates confirmed, subject to thesis corrections being completed. Congratulations to both of them!
In Bashair’s case, this literally is a double PhD success as she already has a doctorate from her home country. I don’t suppose she will call herself Dr Dr Al-Riyami, but she could well claim that distinction.