First submission

As part of the examination process you are required to submit copies of your soft bound thesis to the Student Administration Centre in the Foundation Building, along with an electronic copy of your thesis by email to Your thesis cannot be sent to your examiners unless we have both the softbound and electronic versions of the thesis.

Submission - What happens next?

It is important that that you submit your thesis within a reasonable time frame from the start of your studies, to ensure that you do not exceed the maximum periods of study set out by the University, or the terms of any funding you may be in receipt of. Normally, students are required to submit two copies of their thesis (one for each examiner) and the thesis should be in a secure temporary binding, for example channel binding as shown in the picture below. 

Ring bound or spiral bound theses cannot be accepted and will be returned to you for re-binding.

Channel Binding



Your thesis will usually be sent to your examiners within five working days of receipt by the LDC Student Experience Team (this may be slightly longer during very busy periods) if we have received your  without which, we are unable to send your thesis.

If you are not able to submit your thesis in person you can post your thesis to the University using the address below: 

LDC Student Experience Team
Student Administration and Support Division
University of Liverpool
1st Floor Foundation Building
765 Brownlow Hill
L69 7ZX

Your thesis should arrive no later than your expected end date.

Please ensure that a copy of the Submission of a Softbound Thesis Form is included with the thesis.