What happens to my thesis after I graduate?
It is a fundamental principle that the output of a higher degree by research candidature should be in the public domain. However, an automatic embargo of one year from the date of the award of the degree will be applied to all theses submitted to the Griffith University Library, except when the automatic embargo is waived by the candidate.
By lodging a thesis in the Griffith University Library, a candidate consents to its eventual free access for private study and research. At submission, a candidate may apply to the Dean, GGRS to further restrict access to the thesis for a limited time (12 months) after examination or the embargo period. Requests to restrict access on a long-term basis will be approved only in exceptional circumstances.
See access to thesis after examination for more details.