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A Warwick Thesis Template


There is a Latex style file for use with Latex2e or pdfLatex which sorts out a thesis for you. Mainly it does the front pages in the correct order with the correct information on them. Margins and spacing are set as per the regulations. One of the best features is a smart looking front page with a Warwick Crest on it (most people will only look at the first page - so this is a key feature).

It now conforms with the new (2017) University branding If you like the Warwick Crest you will love this, displayed large and in full colour just as it should be. Plus optional Use of Latex acknowledgement included. it works well with TexWorks as supplied on the Warwick delivered applications

Latest Addition (Nov 2018) Old branding has been removed. Black and white logo have been removed (use printer settings instead). Library copyright form has been removed. Please use the form available from the library - that's what they require. There is no longer a ZIP file. The new branding does not have an obvious place in the thesis. You could add a banner to each section heading, but that's not offered here. It only prints single sided because double sided caused too many problems at binding.

(July 2014) the library form is now properly integrated, with new .tex and style files

(Feb 2010)A text height of 8.5in is now the default with options for longer pages. One-half spacing is emphasised as the correct way to get a double spaced thesis, that conforms with all rules.

(August 2009) Renamed warwickthesis. Setspace package is now used for line spacing to remove incompatibilities with the rotate package and possibly others.

(January 2009): Thanks to Professor John Rawnsley in Mathematics, the files have now been adapted to work with either Latex or pdfLatex using .eps or .pdf figures respectively. (I personally use MikteX on a PC). He has also fixed the page numbering problem and centred the front pages better.

(December 2006): The bibliography commands have been constructed using natbib packages to give a Harvard style of references which conforms to the University regulations. (unsorted numerical references are allowed but not recommended for large documents). The natbib style is powerful and flexible - to use more of the features, or if you are really interested, you can consult the natbib documentation.

You will need a few files:

  1. The Style file warwickthesis.sty (35kB) for Latex2e, which is probably best put with other Latex macros and forgotten about.
  2. A Template file warwickthesis.tex (10kB) which you should copy into your working directory and edit. It serves as both a template and an instruction file.
  3. The logo: crest_fullcolour.eps(572kB) which is used on the front page. Copy it into either your working directory or to the Latex macros directory. Note that explorer may rename the .eps files as .ps ones, in which case you should rename them as .eps For pdfLatex use the pdf image crest_fullcolour.pdf 
  4. For the bibliography you need natbib.sty and plainnat.bst . If these are not on your system, you should be able to get the latest versions from the tex-archive
  5. sample.bib will be needed to get the wnewthesis.tex to compile and show references properly.

The simplest option is to put the files into your working directory where Latex will find them automatically. If you want to be professional then you should put them with other .bst and .sty files in their own folder, and then update your package library.

Let me know about any problems or suggestions and I will do my best.

Warning: there may be problems with older natbib packages so the link above is now to the repository.

Health warning: I don't really support this template any longer because I have retired.