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Graduate School

Considering the Thesis

Examiners will read through the thesis, and then each prepare an initial independent report. The reports are comprised of two sections:

  • a free text section for qualitative information.

The free text section typically identifies issues for exploration or clarification at the oral examination, or during the conferral process. Once examiners have completed these reports, they will share them with each other, and send copies to the Academic Support Office.

The initial individual reports should not be shown to the candidate or the candidate’s supervisory team(s) in advance of the oral examination. The individual reports are confidential to the University and, following the examination, will be sent to the candidate’s supervisory team but not to the candidate