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​​​​​Helpful resources to assist you in formatting and laying out your thesis or dissertation:​

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SU thesis and dissertation generic layout guidelines compiled by our Office ​​
An SU tailored guide on how to use MS Word to format your thesis or dissertation
Official guidelines on the look and feel of SU theses and dissertations
Other online self-help formatting resources:

Formatting your Thesis Part 1 – Headings

This screencast explains the role of headings in a postgraduate thesis and shows viewers step-by-step how to assign heading levels, and how to use these headings to create an automatic table of contents.

Formatting your Thesis Part 2 – Layouts and Breaks

This screencast explains the role of setting up a page layout template, and creating page and section breaks, in a postgraduate thesis. It then shows viewers step-by-step how to set up a template for a page layout, and how to assign page and section breaks.


Other helpful links:

Thesis/dissertation layout: Example of an SU dissertation

Thesis/dissertation using publishing software LaTeX: Download here; find instructions for installing LaTeX here 

Thesis examination submission dates 2020/2021: Please contact your relevant department or faculty administrator


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