These are the minimum acceptable standards for the submission of the Project Report. Your project module guide will give you full details on how your project must be presented. Don't do anything different without getting your supervisor's approval first..
Normally one bound copy must be submitted to the School, although the School might require additional copies. You might also need to submit an electronic version on CD or DVD. Check what you need to do.
Cost of production
You will have to pay the full cost of production of each copy required for submission to the School.
What paper to use
The copy must be submitted on A4 size (297 x 210mm) 80-90 gsm paper, except for illustrative material on which no restriction is placed.
The text must be word-processed, although it is sometimes still allowed to hand write mathematical formulae - but check with your supervisor. The text must be clearly legible and of good quality.
The output should be of presentation quality similar to the quality of production of the University's laser printer output (for example, draft quality or dot matrix printing is not acceptable).
Detailed advice and a template you can use when you start to type up your work are available from the separate Project layout guide.
Pages must be numbered consecutively throughout, including appendices, but excluding title page, other preliminaries and illustrative material which is not incorporated in the text. The template available in the Project layout guide includes page numbers already formatted correctly, which you can use as the basis of your write up.
If there is more than one volume, there must be only one sequence of page numbers throughout, excluding title page, other preliminaries, etc
Full details about how to produce and present your Honours project are available in the Project regulations. If you have any problems formatting your work, visit the enquiry desk on the ground floor of the library or come to the IT drop-in sessions every Wednesday between 12 and 2pm in the Library.
The work must contain a title page, laid out in a manner to conform to the cover requirements, giving the following information in the order stated. At the top of the page:
When applicable, other preliminaries must follow the title page in the order stated:
Note: A copy of the Declaration and Permission form is included in your project module guide in the Project layout guide. Lack of a properly completed form will be taken to indicate that permission to copy has been granted.
The main text should open with an introduction, and be followed by chapters and sections using a consistent system of headings and sub-headings.
Where possible, illustrative material should be produced on A4 size paper and will be bound near the appropriate text. If the material is larger than A4 size, it may be submitted, folded as appropriate, so that it can be bound in.
Plans, computer printouts, videos and similar items which cannot be folded in this way, should be labelled with the author's name and School, placed in a manilla or similar type of folder so that they are complete protected, and attached to the text report.
Other sections and materials must be arranged in the following order:
The text report must be bound in the covers approved by the University. These covers, along with binding facilities are available through the Students' Association. Do not expect to have your project bound instantly - always expect to have to wait a couple of days at least.
The front of the approved cover has a cut-out to reveal author/title, course title and year of submission, details of which must be typed on the title page. Use the Project layout guide, which includes a sample, to help you. Students should ensure that their title page is laid out so that the author/title, course title and year of submission details are displayed in the cut-out.