When you have the final, corrected, version of your thesis and the paper copy has been submitted to your Academic Registry or Faculty Office you can upload a PDF version to the Nottingham eTheses archive. Please tell your supervisor(s) that you wish to use the archive service.
Before uploading the PDF version of your thesis you should ensure that it does not include material which infringes a third party's copyright. This could be reproductions of photographs, graphs, illustration, extensive quotations or similar materials. These can be included if you have direct permission to reproduce them from the copyright owner, or if the reproduction is covered by an exception to copyright - such as fair dealing for the purposes of criticism or review. [Further information on copyright]
To upload your thesis to eTheses follow these steps:
Create a PDF
Word 2007, which is installed on computer room PCs and available on University owned PCs, offers a 'save as PDF' option. Open your word document, click on the Office button on the top left corner, go to save as, then click PDF. This will save your document in a PDF format.
For Unix users who have used LATEX to produce your article, use the freeware application Ghostscript to turn a PostScript file into a PDF file. See the Software library for more information.
You may find installed on some older computers, MakePDF or PrimoPDF. We do not recommend you use this software to create PDFs.
Register with the archive
You only need to register if you wish to deposit a digital copy of a research degree thesis awarded by the University of Nottingham.
Deposit your thesis
Before depositing your thesis you must have: