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Guidance effective from 1st August 2019
Data Management Plan for your PhD
The University provides templates in Word and LateX which meet the requirements set out in the Regulations.
Use this to produce the whole thesis in one long Word document. It contains all of the required sections from title page to bibliography, with refreshable Tables of Contents, Table of Figures and Table of Tables.
If you don’t wish use the whole document template then use these to create each chapter of the thesis and the front matter. It comes ready made with usable styles that meet the University’s thesis Guidance requirements
All e-theses require the University thesis copyright statement is included in front of the main title page in the final e-version submitted. The wording of the statement should not be altered in any way.
The Word template (PC or Mac) above has the statement included but earlier versions did not. Should the statement be missing from your file it should be:
LaTeX templates currently do not include instruction on how to add the statement so it will need it to be added individually as a single double-sided page. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice
The statement is not required in the print copies submitted for examination or as a final copy.
The following guides outline how this can be done in Word documents.
University Regulations do not state that e-theses must be directly equivalent to paper versions so your e-thesis could, if desired and your Faculty agrees, include 3-d models, audio or video files, or you could move commercially sensitive or third-party copyright material to a separate appendix which could be restricted.
The e-thesis should normally be submitted as a single PDF file or other format as agreed by the main supervisor. Where there are appendices containing restricted material these should be submitted a separate file.
The electronic copy must include all front material (title page, abstract, acknowledgements, table of contents etc) but should not include a scan of the signature under the declaration of authorship.
Please note: During the Covid-19 pandemic if you want to submit an enhanced ethesis PDF, you must also provide must provide a PDF copy of your thesis which is exactly the same as the printed, examined version. See our practical tips for deposit during Covid-19 for more information.
Word Template Help
iSolutions have created a training guide to introduce the Word template for theses and show you how to use a range of useful Word features to make creating and working with your thesis easier. These also direct you to relevant Lynda.com videos on the use of features in Word.
iSolutions also offer Gradbook sessions on using Word to work with text, graphics and page layout in your thesis.