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Preparing Thesis Submission

I am almost ready to submit my thesis. What should I do now?

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The first thing you should do is confirm with your supervisor that your thesis is nearing final draft status.  

All candidates are required to make a public presentation of their research findings at the University in the six months prior to submitting their thesis for examination. This is called a Completion Seminar and is regarded as an important part of candidature. The seminar should present the objectives, methods, findings and significance of the candidate's thesis research.

Approximately two months before you submit your thesis, you need to register your intention to submit. This includes an 80-word summary of your thesis argument and the date you expect to submit for examination. Students are required to discuss the timeframe for thesis submission with their supervisor prior to submitting an 80-word summary.

When you are ready, log into the Thesis Examination System (TES) to register your intention to submit. This initiates the thesis examination arrangements, including the nomination of suitable examiners.

Your completion seminar must be within the six months prior to submitting your thesis.  The full requirements for submitting are set out in the Graduate Research Training Policy (MPF1321).