Library and IT Facilities
Student Services have agreed with the Library to send through lists of students due to enter the thesis pending period on a quarterly basis; this will enable the Library to update systems so that students find their access to borrowing etc automatically extended in future. Access to IT facilities will remain unaffected, but if you do encounter any difficulties, please contact Jo Pullen who will look into this for you.
Your email access will continue throughout your thesis pending period, and will close 90 days after the 'leave date' on your student record. This will usually be the date you submitted your final e-thesis to the University after your examination is complete, but if you withdraw or finish without an examination, the close date of your emails will be affected.
When you are coming to the end of your thesis pending period, it is advised that you put an 'out of office' message on your emails as soon as possible, giving alternative contact details. This message will continue to be sent to anyone that emails you for 3 months after your account has been closed. Once your email account has been closed, you won't be able to access it, but anyone who emails you will get your out of office message.
Students in thesis-pending are currently allowed to use the facilities in the Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre and Graduate School and to take Graduate School courses, as long as they are relevant to their status, i.e. courses related to careers, or viva training etc. Students would not normally be allowed to take courses which they should have taken in the registered period to pick up basic skills. For further information, please contact the Graduate School direct.