Binding Your Thesis
The advice below sets out the requirements for binding the first submission of your thesis - for advice on binding the final submission of your thesis, please click here.
For your first submission, you are required to submit two copies of your thesis to the Graduate Office. Both copies must be soft bound or "perfect bound" - also known as thermal or hot glue binding. Comb or spiral binding is not acceptable, nor is insertion into a ring binder or slide binder. Theses which are not bound correctly will be delayed while arrangements are made for them to be re-bound at your expense.
What colour cover should it have?
There is no regulation for the colour of the cover at this stage - though it is useful to re-print the title page on the cover. The spine of the thesis can be left blank.
Where can I get my thesis bound?
The University's Print Services team can arrange the appropriate binding and may be able to accept an electronic version for printing and binding. You can contact Print Services on:
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2442