Open Access and Plagiarism Check for RPg Student Theses
Starting from 1 September 2013, all RPg students’ bound theses would be made available for open access and that the theses would be deposited in the Institutional Repository administered by the Library. Please note that students are required to seek their Principal Supervisor’s approval and have the thesis scanned by the anti-plagiarism software by completing the attached “Notice of Unbound Thesis Submission” prior to submitting the unbound thesis to the Graduate School. Following are the updated procedures for your reference.
A memo to confirm the thesis title, with endorsement by the Principal Supervisor, should be submitted to the Graduate School (GS) by the student normally not less than 2 months before the presentation of the thesis.
When the thesis title is approved, Principal Supervisor may start forming the Board of Examiners for the student by filling out the form “Principal Supervisor’s Declaration and Appointment of Board of Examiners”. The form should be duly endorsed by the Head of Department and Faculty/School Dean before submission to GS. GS will send out invitation letters to External Examiners upon receipt of this recommendation.
Students should submit the unbound theses to GS (4 copies for MPhil students and 6 copies for PhD students respectively) together with the form “Notice of Unbound Thesis Submission”. An additional copy of the unbound thesis is required in case there is a proxy for the oral examination. No unbound theses will be accepted without the Notice.
For the purpose of the anti-plagiarism scanning, a course room “GS8008 RPG Course” has been set up in the BU Moodle for all RPG students.
Upon receipt of the above, GS will arrange to send out the unbound theses to members of the Board of Examiners.
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