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Welcome to the Graduate Studies and Research Information Portal (GRIP) at The University of the West Indies (UWI). This site is a gateway to all four (4) Campuses (i.e. Cave Hill, Mona, St. Augustine and Open Campuses) and consolidates information from their sites enabling easy access to more information on Graduate Studies and Research.
The Library ensures that every thesis conforms to UWI's thesis guidelines. It is mandatory to consult your Librarians before you submit the final version of your paper to the School for Graduate Studies and Research.
See below an idea of the Mphil/PhD thesis routing process through the campus libraries network, this takes, on average, one month.
1. Student submits thesis and CD to SGSR
2. SGSR submits one unbound copy of the thesis and CD to the Alma Jordan Library
3. The thesis coordinator at the Alma Jordan Library forwards the thesis to the requisite Library/Librarian and the student is advised to contact this person within two weeks
4. The student is advised by the Library whether or not University requirements have been met and proceeds to SGSR for the next step.
1. Student submits one corrected copy of unbound thesis with CD to SGSR
2. SGSR submits one copy of the thesis and CD to the Alma Jordan Library
3. The thesis coordinator at the Alma Jordan Library forwards the thesis to the requisite Library/Librarian, if it is correct, it is certified and sent back to the SGSR
4. If the thesis is not accepted, the thesis and CD are returned and the student is asked to make corrections as outlined in the thesis guide.
5. Student is advised if it has been accepted for hard binding and is asked to furnish 3 soft bound copies to the Alma Jordan Library.
A thesis which is accepted by the University for the award of a Higher Degree is placed in the University Libraries. The copyright of the thesis is retained by the author.