The goal of all higher degree research (HDR) programs is to write a thesis that demonstrates how you have made an original contribution to knowledge. While the task of writing a thesis can be daunting, there are several things you can do to stay on track and complete your thesis on time while producing your best work.  

The Graduate Research School (GRS) runs two seminars that will help you prepare for your thesis submission:

Thesis Submission Seminar 
Outlines the submission and examination process

Using Publications in Your Thesis Seminar
Examines how publications may be incorporated into your thesis, including how authorship is determined, and when to seek permission to use published work

The GRS also offers a weekly HDR writing group and a Thesis Writing Boot Camp to help you build a regular writing practice. For information on the seminars and events available, please visit this page.  

Can’t make it to a Seminar or event? Watch a recording of the last session and download a copy of the slides here


Additional Resources

UNSW Resources
Thesis Submission and Examination
Applying for Restricted Access  
Thesis Format Guide
Thesis Examination Procedure

Finding other HDR theses in your field
UNSW digital thesis collection
Trove – Australian print and digital theses
ProQuest dissertations and theses global (UNSW sign in required for access)
EThOS e-theses online service

Writing Your Thesis
The Writing Center - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
10 Tips for writing a PhD thesis – Times Higher Education 
How to write 10,000 words a day – The Thesis Whisperer

Thesis Plans
Free Thesis Plan templates – iThinkwell
Sample Thesis Plan - The University of Edinburgh