If you registered for your research degree programme after August 2008, in order for you to be awarded your degree you need to submit your completed, final thesis to the University Library. From April 1st 2016, this is done through our open access research portal called Liverpool Elements and fits with the institutional policy for Open Access Publication .
'Open access' refers to unrestricted, online access to the published findings of research however, this doesn’t remove the your ability to embargo your thesis for a period and you can now choose whether to restrict access to your thesis when you upload your thesis into Elements.
If you should have any questions about the process, please email email@example.com .
If you have any questions relating to the nature of Open Access and the institutional policy, please get in contact with the relevant team using the address firstname.lastname@example.org
If you registered prior to August 2008, you will need to submit 2 copies of your hard bound final thesis to the Student Administration Centre