d. the examiners may exempt the candidate from repeating any part of the
original examination which was deemed satisfactory.
e. If a candidate for the degree of PhD fails to satisfy the examiners, and is
allowed a resubmission, the candidate may apply for examination for the
degree of MPhil.
Final Thesis Submission
Following a successful examination, the candidate is to lodge three bound
copies of the theses (black with letters in gold), along with an electronic copy,
to the SGSRE (please see Guidelines for Writing Theses for binding specifica-
tions). The candidate must sign a copyright release form.
Distribution of Bound Copies
• One copy will be lodged in the Library
• One copy will be presented to the relevant College/Faculty
• One copy will remain with the SGSRE
• All candidates are to follow the requirements guidelines laid out in the
Policy for Registration of Dissertations. See
Thesis and Dissertation Manual.
• Students may appeal against an examination decision for a thesis, whether
at the first examination or re-examination, and request a review of the
examiners’ recommendations. The Faculty Graduate Studies, Research and
Entrepreneurship Committee Coordinator (FGSRE Committee) shall form
a Review Panel to consider such requests.
• The Review Panel shall comprise of persons having experience in supervis-
ing and examining research degrees, and who have had no previous
involvement with the student. The Review Panel will have an independent
Chair, who is a member of Board of Graduate Studies, Research and Entre-
preneurship. A Graduate student nominated by the Graduate Student’s
Association will be member of the Panel.
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