A wonderful and very useful video recently caught our eye on YouTube. Presented by Emma Cole, who was a PhD student at the time, it tells other students all about printing and binding their thesis, in this particular case a PhD thesis. Emma discusses where she had her thesis bound (spoiler alert — it was at The Document Centre!), what it cost, what the process was and how she came to choose The Document Centre as her printing and thesis binding supplier in the first place. It’s a great video and, at less than 5 minutes long, we absolutely recommend that degree students take a look. Emma goes on to outline why the Acrobat PDF format is the best format to supply to any printer and describes the difference between soft binding and hard binding and, indeed, why both formats are ultimately required for most PhD submissions. Take a look at the video by clicking the play button below:

For anyone who can’t play a video on their device for some reason, we’ve typed up a full transcript here(PDF format).

About Emma Cole

On her education YouTube channel, Emma describes herself as an Early Career Academic. She submitted her PhD through the Department of Greek & Latin at University College London in June 2015. Her education channel includes educational videos based upon her research and teaching, interviews, video blogs (‘vlogs’) documenting days in the life of a graduate student and an Early Career Academic, plus informative videos covering topics like how to bind your thesis, what it’s like to spend a year abroad, how to prepare for the post-PhD job hunt and so on.

More video blogs from Emma can be seen on her Education YouTube channel here.
You can also follow Emma on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Emma_Cole1

About our Thesis & Dissertation Printing & Binding Services

As mentioned by Emma in her video above, The Document Centre specialises in thesis and dissertation printing and binding for university students. Based in Southwark Bridge Road near London Bridgein London’s SE1 region, we’re conveniently located for students studying in many London universities and institutions. However, we also have an online ordering system on our website, where students can upload their theses and dissertations in PDF format and order there and then through their web browser. During the ordering process students can select from various options including printing in colour and/or black and white, with various types of binding also being available including hard binding, soft binding, velo, thermal and wiro binding. There are also a number of different options for turnaround, delivery and optional extras. Once complete, students can pay with credit or debit cards, with their PayPal account or even choose to pay on collection if they’re local. Take a look or order online here or call 020 7928 9738 for further details.