Preparing and presenting a thesis for submission

While there are general and specific thesis formatting requirements that must be adhered to (please see the HDR Examination Procedure and Policy for more details), there is also scope for diversity in thesis presentation. Therefore, it is recommended that issues of style and presentation of the thesis be determined early in your candidature. This can save time and frustration prior to submission of your thesis for examination. The principal supervisor will recommend examiners and will know the accepted practice in the discipline. Therefore, candidates should seek advice from their principal supervisor on matters of style and presentation. Perusal of several examples of successful theses from their discipline is also recommended (check the library catalogue). The Graduate Research School booklet titled “How to present your thesis” may also be a useful resource in this regard.