Digitised dissertations

Digitised dissertations

In response to popular demand, the library has made dissertations available online. We will no longer accept printed items, send dissertations as PDF files. At present the dissertations are not available on the Discover search. However, you can browse the titles available on GCULearn.

  • Each programme can select their best dissertations (perhaps five or six) and submit them to the library using the DDIL dropbox.
    • You can open this by copying this link:
      file://enterprise.gcal.ac.uk/gcu/Staff/DDT_Incoming/
    • or 
      smb://citstaff.enterprise.gcal.ac.uk/Staff_Space$/DDT_Incoming (if you are using a Mac)
  • Open Windows explorer (from the start button on your computer) and click Documents.
  • Paste the link into the directory box at the top of the window.
  • Drag and drop your files into the dissertations folder
  • Please email us with details of your files and any extra information to help us process them.
  • Our preferred format is a PDF file, this will allow us to process them faster.
  • The departments should ensure that there is no business sensitive material included in the selected dissertations, and that they have been passed through Turnitin.
  • Departments should ensure that students sign a GCU deposit declaration for projects and dissertations‌ authorising the library to make their dissertation available.

We will store them in the content area of GCULearn.

  • Selected undergraduate dissertations will be retained for three years
  • Selected masters dissertations will be retained indefinitely.
  • This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis with the departments.