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Hard Binding

Arrange hard-case thesis binding in the city centre with the Graduate Union.

Please note that the SU buiding is closed until further notice. This extends to the Print Shop including our thesis binding service. If you have a thesis due for collection from J.S. Wilson, you will need to collect this from them. For future binding needs, they will be remaining open.

How to place an order:

  1. Complete the order form.
  2. Check that your chosen format meets the University's requirements.
  3. Print your documents.
  4. Drop your form and documents at the GU.
  5. Payment is up front by cash or card.
  6. Collect your bound documents from the GU.

NB that although self-service printing is available from the Graduate Union, we cannot print your thesis for you at the GU. 

More Info

The binding is performed to University-approved standards by J S Wilson & Son Bookbinders Ltd, the oldest trading bookbinders in England. Your work will be traditionally sewn and bound, and there are plenty of styling options to select from, including a wide range of cover colours and decorative and strengthening elements.

Prices vary by order, but start at £37.99 for the standard 2-3 working day turnaround and £35.99 for the 5-7 day service. You can pay be cash or card. Be sure to ask your college, supervisor and/or department about whether you are able to claim back any of this expenditure, and ask for a receipt from us to submit with any potential claim.

Samples of bound documents, with the various different features, are available at the GU Shop and on J.S. Wilson & Son’s Facebook page. Cover colours swatches are available in the Shop and on the J.S. Wilson & Son website

The University has specific requirements for your thesis submission, which you can find here.

Usual turnaround is 2-3 working days from the time at which JS Wilson & Son collect the thesis orders from the GU. This may be affected by Shop closures and Bank Holidays (especially around Easter and Christmas).

A 5-7 working day turnaround is also available, starting at £33.99. If you are interested in this service, please ask for further information while making your order.