Students should rely on their research supervisors and committee members for guidance.
Doctoral students should also take into account the expectations articulated in the University's “Instructions for Preparing the External Examiner's Report”.
Effective May 2017, all theses and dissertations must include a lay summary.
The lay or public summary is a simplified version of the abstract that explains the key goals and contributions of the research/scholarly work in terms that can be understood by the general public.
They must only include material that is referred to in the document.
Material suitable for inclusion in appendices includes the following: Do not include copies of the Ethics Certificates in the Appendices.
You may have co-authors on parts or versions of the thesis that have or will be submitted for publication, but a supervisory committee's work in assisting students with their research and thesis writing is not considered to be co-authorship.
Note on grammar: Please pay attention to the difference between the following: "Chapter 1 was written by me" is correct. "Chapter 1 was written by myself" is not correct, unless you mean you wrote it all alone with no-one else around.
Doctoral students: Please include this page in the copy for the External Examiner, with your supervisory committee entered.
If you know which members of the committee will be on the Examining Committee you can include them there; otherwise, they can go under Additional Supervisory Committee Members.