Although you’re at the final stage in what seems like your life work, it isn’t over until you officially submit it. Save yourself a great deal of stress by planning ahead and if at all possible don’t leave the printing and binding stage until the day of submission!
When should I get my dissertation bound?
This is entirely up to you. Most courses will ask you to have your dissertation or thesis bound and printed, sometimes two copies. The closer you get to the deadline, you’d be surprised at how long the queues can get. The last thing you would want is to miss the deadline because you are still waiting in the queue. Giving yourself at least a couple of days to get your dissertation bound will make for a far less stressful hand-in.
What kind of binding do I need?
Though the formatting of dissertations may differ from course to course, the type of binding you need to use is fairly consistent across the University. Use your course handbook for the exact requirements, and ensure that they are followed wherever you choose to get it done.
Where can I get my dissertation bound?
Save yourself the stress and try your best to not leave this final stage until the day of submission! The Students’ Union print shop has moved to Mu Print during the building works. Try calling ahead on the day you’re planning to go if you’re concerned about demand. Another popular choice is the online service Hollingworth Moss.
There are also many places in the city that do dissertation printing and binding. On the day, one great tip is to get there early in the morning right before they open.