December 12, 2011

WRAP and other repositories

I've had a good look through the WRAP and it has helped me by allowing me to see how to structure an EngD portfolio. Until now I've been a little bit unclear as to how it works and how it differs from a traditional thesis.

My understanding is that all of the relevant work of the EngD that would normally go into 'Chapters' in the PhD thesis is written up as 'Submissions'. These are submitted regularly (at least one per year of registration) and are put into context by the final (and largest) submission, the Innovation Report. This final report is basically the thesis just with large chucks as separate documents so you can do the work as you go. I was a bit worried about the submissions and how it would work but seeing an example from the repository has put my mind at ease. I think I'll have a look at a few more to see what style suits me.

I've also seen a few papers written by others in my department but unfortunately there is nothing in my area of research so I had a look at the other suggested repositories. The one I have found to be the most useful is the Institutional Repository Search (

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  1. Yvonne Budden

    Hi Claire, thanks for the comments on WRAP, I’m glad we have been able to put your mind at ease. I took me a while to understand just what was different about EngD’s as they were submitted in a very different way to ‘classic’ theses. I hope you did take advantage of the RSS feeds from WRAP for the Engineering department, we are in the middle of a big project with them to get around a 100 new papers into the repository so there might be more soon! But also glad you had chance to look at some of the aggregator sites as I think they can be really valuable for research! Please feel free to give me a shout if you have any other questions, cheers, Yvonne

    12 Dec 2011, 17:03

  2. Claire White

    Thanks Yvonne. I’ve set up the RSS feeds for WMG and Engineering and had a quick scim of some of the content while I was browsing – I look forward to seeing the new content when it is added!

    13 Dec 2011, 08:47

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