Frequently Asked Questions (thesis examination)
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The Completing your research degree online workshop (username and password required) explores all aspects of completing and submitting your thesis for examination.
Completing your thesis
- How long should my thesis be?
- I don't feel confident about compiling the examination copy of my thesis. Is there anyone in the University who can assist me?
- UniSA gives guidelines for thesis editing. Are editors available in the University?
- English is not my first language. What allowance is made for this when I submit my thesis?
- Are examiners required to be on the staff of a university?
- Am I permitted to defend my thesis against examiner criticisms?
- If I need to complete revisions or amendments, am I permitted to ask for clarification from an examiner?
- How do I reconcile conflicting demands of different examiners?
- If my principal supervisor has verified that my thesis is properly presented and worthy of examination, why do I have to make amendments or revisions?
- What is the difference between examination outcomes 3a and 3b?
- What counselling support systems are available to students who experience the trauma of a low result?
- If I have to revise and resubmit my thesis, must I keep the same structure and title as in the original version?
- Does the University have built-in procedures for notifying students when their submitted thesis moves into each stage of examination, or does it simply 'disappear into the system'? For example, how do I know when my thesis has been sent to the examiners?
- What sorts of delays can occur in the examination process? Why do they happen?
- Do I have to re-enrol and pay fees if my candidature expires during examination?
- Am I allowed to be employed during thesis examination?
- How long do I have to make changes once my reports are returned?