Postgraduate Research Students are required to submit an electronic version of their thesis as part of the PGR examination process.
The University's Presentation of Theses policy requires that all final Postgraduate Research eTheses are made Open Access no longer than 12 months after submission, unless an exception to the policy is required for reasons of sponsorship or sensitive content.
PGR students select their preferred access level for their final eThesis when completing submission of their examination thesis.
Postgraduate Research supervisors will check and either approve or override final thesis access levels selected by PGR students during examination submission. Supervisors will be notified via email when their student completes examination submission, and directed to a dedicated portal detailing preferred final eThesis access levels awaiting the supervisor’s decision.
You can read more about Final eThesis access level options and access guidance including screenshots of the supervisor portal, and consider circumstances under which you might approve or override the preferred access level of a PGR student.
You can also contact the eThesis Support Service if you would like more information or assistance.