Public Access and Your Thesis

Baillieu Library


This workshop covers everything you need to know to prepare a PhD or Master by Research thesis for the University's Open Access Repository (Minerva Access). The concepts covered are essential knowledge for graduate researchers at all stages of their thesis, and their supervisors.

Topics include:

  • An overview of the University policy on public access to graduate research theses
  • An overview of the systems used for examination and Open Access publishing: TES and Minerva Access
  • The benefits of making a thesis open access, along with a consideration of potential issues.
  • Selecting and applying embargo periods to protect commercial IP, patent applications, legally/politically sensitive information, and your ability to publish.
  • Managing 3rd-party copyright
  • Issues to be aware of early if planning to submit a thesis-with-publication.

This workshop is relevant to all graduate researchers and their supervisors.

For enquiries contact Jenny McKnight at: