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Thesis printing in the Department of Geology

Thesis format

All theses should be formatted for printing double sided with 30mm inside margins and 20mm margins on top, bottom, outside. There are no other strict rules for Otago theses. This guide has some recommendations about how you can format your thesis:

MSc submission printing

Department of Geology will cover the cost of printing 2 softbound theses for MSc students (plus maps).

Follow these steps:

  1. Fill in one paper copy of the declaration form to be handed in loose with your thesis (not bound in to thesis) RSMSoftboundThesisDeclaration-2016-03.pdf
  2. EITHER: Print 2 copies of your thesis yourself, then get a UNIPRINT order form from Geology admin staff for soft-binding
    OR: Get a UNIPRINT order form from Geology admin staff for printing and soft-binding 2 copies
  3. Supply an electronic copy of your thesis to Geology academic administrator (Joanna Ling), these are sometimes needed by external markers.
  4. Take your 2 soft-bound theses (and one loose declaration form) to the the Geology Academic administrator (Joanna Ling). If academic administrator is on leave you can take your theses to the student records office (Ground floor, south end of clocktower building)
  5. Celebrate with your friends!

PhD submission printing

Department of Geology will cover the cost of printing 4 softbound theses for PhD students (plus maps)..

Follow these steps:

  1. Fill in one paper copy of the declaration form to be handed in loose with your thesis (not bound in to thesis) -
    RSMSoftboundThesisDeclaration-2016-03.pdf
  2. EITHER: Print 4 copies of your thesis yourself, then get a UNIPRINT order form from Geology admin staff for soft-binding
    OR: Get a UNIPRINT order form from Geology admin staff for printing and soft-binding 4 copies
  3. Supply an electronic copy of your thesis to Geology academic administrator (Joanna Ling), these are sometimes needed by external markers.
  4. Take your 4 soft-bound theses (and one loose declaration form) to the Doctoral office (Ground floor north end of clocktower building)
  5. Celebrate with your friends!

Final hard-bound printing for MSc and PhD

Department of Geology or Doctoral office will cover the cost of printing and hard-binding 2 copies of your thesis (plus maps). Student or supervisor will need to pay for any additional copies. If the student is not in Dunedin they should follow all the steps below and supply all files electronically to the Geology Department Academic administrator (Joanna Ling).

Follow these steps:

  1. Fill out and print 2 copies of the Author declaration form
  2. Fill out and print 1 copy of the bindery order form
  3. Get a form to cover thesis production costs from Doctoral office (Ground floor North end of Clocktower building). Only students that finish MSc in 1.5 years or PhD in 4 years can get these. Check with Doctoral office or Academic administrator if you are unsure of eligibility. Department will supply order form for ineligible students.
  4. Take to UNIPRINT: Electronic version of thesis, 2x printed declaration forms , 1x bindery order form, printing order form.
  5. Talk to UNIPRINT about additional copies you require and how to pay for them.
  6. Supply an electronic version to Geology admin staff for the theses archive.
  7. PhD student: Take 2 hardbound theses to the Doctoral office.
    MSC student: Take your 2 hardbound theses to the the Geology Academic administrator (Joanna Ling). If academic administrator is on leave you can take your theses to the student records office (Ground floor, south end of clocktower building).
  8. Celebrate with your friends!