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The website of the Degree Committee for Earth Sciences and Geography has all sorts of information for PhD students

Format of a dissertation

Department of Earth Sciences: not to exceed, without prior permission of the Degree Committee, 275 numbered pages of which not more than 225 pages are text, appendices, illustrations and bibliography. A page of text is A4 one-and-a-half-spaced normal size type. The additional 50 pages may comprise tables of data and/or computer programmes reduced in size.

Student Registry for Graduates 

Transferable skills

A few pratical things

Wireless access is explained here. Tokens for access for eduroam and instructions for using lapwing

Printing - the main printers in the department are  north-colour, which is the photocopier/printer in the library and south-colour, another copier printer located on the second floor of the south winf in room S212. Both will print colour and A3 if needed and in addition to pritning and copier are also available to use as scanners.


Staff Resources

Last updated on 18-Sept-15 13:19

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