Graduation Session

Global Governance Program requires students to finalize their academic career with the presentation and the discussion of a written thesis, to be defended before a Commission composed by Professors of the course in a Graduation session (worth 6 CFU).

Each year we will organize three graduation sessions:
- the main session (in July)
- the Fall session (in October)
- the Winter session (in March of the following year, in time for the regular conclusion of the academic path, with no additional payment for a fourth year)

 

Session 10th-12th July 2017

Graduation ceremony 14th July 2017

 

In this page we introduce students to the formal procedures to be followed and the methods of preparing the final thesis.

First step: Assignment. Once having chosen his/her specialization of the third year, the student chooses the course – among those taught in the program – in which to prepare the thesis. The application must be presented to the Professor of the course and discussed with him/her, who has to accept the request. The Professor will be your Supervisor throughout your work on the final thesis and will lead your presentation before the Commission.
The Thesis Assignment Form, signed by both you and the Professor, will need to be handed-in at the Secretariat.

Please take note that:

  • Professors may establish a limit to the number of students they follow, as well as criteria for the acceptance of the applications;
  • the application must be done well in advance, and anyway not less than six months before the provided date of discussion;
  • immediately after the agreement with the professor, a letter signed by both parties must be delivered to the secretariat of the course.

Second step: Study and writing. After having reached an agreement with the Professor/Supervisor, the student must start his/her work! Subject, title, methods, bibliography, dimension of the thesis will be discussed with the Supervisor and can change on the basis of the subject and the preferences of the Professor. Click here to open the frontispiece template.

You must know that:

  • Global Governance teaching staff prepared an Introduction “How to write a thesis”, that can be used as a guide for this work. Download it and read it carefully. If you have further questions, please just ask.
  • Furthermore, each year students who are starting their work on the thesis are requested to attend a workshop with the teaching staff for the explanation of criteria, methods and procedures to be followed.

Third step: Assessment. Your Supervisor will assess the quality of the thesis and will admit you to the graduation session. In order for your thesis to be accepted, it must also pass the Turnitin Anti-plagiarism Check. Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student’s learning. The company’s cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. Check the guidelines for your thesis eligibility here. About Turnitin:

  • You can use this service three times to verify that your thesis is original work.
  • Do not upload the index, bibliography and annexes onto Turnitin.
  • Once you have uploaded the file, there will be a two hour waiting period to receive a response.
  • Your response will be provided with the plagiarism percentage indicated next to a colored square; click on that square to see the parts of your thesis which Turnitin indicates as plagiarized. Modify the plagiarized contents and resubmit your thesis to verify the level of original work.

Please be advised that:

  • Students are not allowed to defend the final thesis without the authorization of the Supervisor;
  • To be admitted to the graduation session, you must have the authorization of your Supervisor, have earned at least 174 credit points from the exams and must have no pending financial obligations to the University. Students who are supposed to sit for exams or to complete their internship immediately after the deadline for the application, must be aware that this special derogation has to be accepted by the administrative offices, and anyway the provided exams and extra-activities must be completed at least one month before the date of the graduation session, as established by the Board.

Fourth step: Administrative application. The student is now ready to finalize his/her administrative procedures for the graduation session. The student is required to follow these two procedures:

  1. Procedure One: Inform the Secretariat of the conclusion of the thesis (the Secretariat will acquire the confirmation by the Supervisor) and the application to the graduation session.
  2. Procedure Two: Formally apply for the graduation session through the Delphi System, the on-line system that all the students use to manage their administrative procedures. Forms and procedures for admission to the graduation session are on line at http://delphi.uniroma2.it
Please take note that during the formal application, Delphi System will require students to upload the invoice of the payment of the graduation session fee (currently established in 130 Euro), to be paid by each student according to the instruction provided by the Delphi System.

In this fourth step a special care must be taken about the deadlines. The deadlines change year per year, according to the dates of the graduation session. Even though the Secretariat will inform students about the deadlines, students must be aware that taking care of the deadlines is their duty. 

Fifth step: Administrative documents. After having finalized the Delphi System application, the student is required to end the administrative procedures handing in to the “Segreteria Studenti” of the School of Economics – located in the same Building of the School of Economics, Building B, ground Floor – the following documents:

  1. the request for admission to the graduation session (on Delphi website);
  2. the “500” payment form of € 130,00 for the graduation certificate (pergamena);
  3. the completed, fully-signed student’s green booklet;
  4. the receipt of the evaluation questionnaire of the university experience (Almalaurea – available on Delphi System);
  5. only If needed, a detailed list of exams or other extra-activities provided by the Global Governance’s Programme Structure that you still have to complete, in the following days (and anyway within one month before the graduation session).

The student is required to send the final version of the thesis (pdf format) to the Global Governance Secretariat, to the “Segreteria Studenti”, to the supervisor and to the co-supervisor within (and no later than) 5 days from the date of the thesis defense, indicating in the subject line “CONSEGNA TESI”, SURNAME, NAME, MATRICOLA.

The student is also required to give the hard copy of the final version of the thesis to the supervisor and to the co-supervisor within (and no later than) 5 days from the date of the thesis defense.

Please be aware that:

  • These documents must be handed in at least 30 days before the graduation session.
  • Students who have not completed all the exams and the extra-activities provided for by the Global Governance’s Programme Structure, and who are supposed to do that in the days immediately following the formal application, can proceed to the application only if:
    • they inform the Secretariat well in advance of their specific situation;
    • they inform the Segreteria Studenti, declaring the missing exams and extra-activities at the moment of the presentation of the documents (Fifth Step);
    • They complete all the provided exams and extra-activities within one month before the date of the graduation session, as established by the Board. The Board will take care of planning the dates of the exams in order to allow students to sit for the exam at least one month before the graduation session.
  • ‚ÄčIf you need to withdraw the graduation session (at least 15 days before it starts), you have to cancel the request for admission to the session on Delphi website and go the Segreteria Studenti office to fill in a formal withdrawal.

Sixth step: Graduation session. Administrative stuff is now over! The student can now focus on the oral presentation of the thesis before the Commission, which will take place in a date decided by the Board. The Supervisor will help the student in preparing the discussion. Students must be aware that their presentation will last around 20/30 minutes and that they will be required to defend the thesis before a Commission of Professors who will ask questions about the thesis. Students can present Power Point or other materials, informing the Secretariat in advance. The student’s tutor will in general be the co-supervisor of the thesis. One other external advisor, allowed by the Board 2 months before graduation upon a specific request by the student, is allowed to participate as an active observer, who will be able to ask questions and sit at the discussion table with the other members of the Commission, with no power to decide the final grade of the student.
For graduation session, dressing is based on your personal opinion, but overly relaxed appearance is not welcomed.
At the end of the presentation the Commission will assess the thesis, after having heard the opinion of the Supervisor and co-supervisor. According to the criteria established by the Board, the graduation session can be evaluated with a range of points that goes from 0 up to 5 points. An additional point will be automatically acknowledged to those students who defend their thesis in the first (Summer) session of the third year.

Here an explanation on how to calculate the final grade of your Bachelor: take your weighted average, multiply it by 11 and divide by 3, round it up to the nearest number and you obtain your starting point. The laude can be assigned, on discretionary decision of the Commission and in case of high scientific quality of the work, to those students who reach the mark of 110/110.

Seventh step: Graduation ceremony
At the end of each graduation session, there will be a graduation ceremony for all the graduated students, accordingly the conditions established each time by the Board. This year’s summer graduation will occur on July 14th, 2017.

 

Attachments

We do remind you that during your thesis defense you will NOT be allowed any powerpoint presentation.

Exceptions can be made only for excerpts of your thesis showing

  • Tables
  • Graphs
  • Pictures relevant for your argument (no more than 10 slides of those)

No slide with statements of any sort will be allowed.