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Templates and writing instructions for student projects

Mandatory information on the cover and title page

Please read and follow the translation of the Vice-Chancellor’s decision 2009-01-26 (Dnr SLU ua 30-139/09) which lists mandatory information that is to be included on your project's front page (cover) and title page ("page 2"). This decision is compulsory for all student projects and for all of SLU. It is to be followed in addition to any other instructions you may get from your department.

Optional template for the front- and title pages

If your department lacks instructions for the front page and title page, you can use SLU's template for producing the pages. The template should be used with Microsoft Word. The file contains a form which you fill in.
the english version of the form
When you click OK, your information is inserted in the document. The result is a Word file, complete and ready. If you lack some information when filling in the form, you must open a new file and start all over again. You cannot return to the form after clicking OK. The template is available for two different Word versions. It does not work with Word 2004 and 2008 for Mac. Mac users will find help here.

Download your template for the front- and title pages for PC:
Template for Word 2003
Template for Word 2007

Templates shall always be copied to a special folder on the hard disk drive.
Do like this in Word 2003:

  1. Open the folder where you saved the template file. Right click the file and select "Cut". The icon turns grey.
  2. Open Word. Select from the menu File > New. In the pane New Document, which opens to the right, under the heading Templates, click "On my computer...".
  3. In the window Templates right-click the pane containing the existing templates and select "Paste".

Do like this in Word 2007:

  1. Open the folder where you saved the template file. Right click the file and select "Cut". The icon turns grey.
  2. Open Word. Click the Office button > New. In the left pane in the window New Document click "My Templates...".
  3. In the window Templates right-click the pane containing the existing templates and select "Paste".

Do like this to open a new document with the template for front- and title pages:

  • In Word 2003 select File > New in the menu row. A new window appears to the right. Under the heading Templates klick "In the computer...". Choose the template you want to open.
  • In Word 2007 click the Office button > New. To the left in the window that opens click My Templates and choose the template you want to open.

The template will remain unmodified and you can open an unlimited number of new copies.

If you produce your front- and title pages in a Mac you can use a doc-version of the template. Download the file and open it. Replace the existing text with your own alternatively fill in missing text. Delete text that shall not be on your front- or title pages.
Download your document file for mac here.

Layout and writing instructions

SLU has no common policy for the layout of student projects. Individual programmes may have different guidelines and writing instructions. Please check with your department if there are any special guidelines or other instructions that you should follow!

  • Veterinary students are to follow special instructions. Please contact your supervisor for further instructions.
  • The Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science, in Alnarp, has special instructions for student projects. Note that these instructions are only valid if you are a student at this particular faculty!

Optional template for the text of student projects

There is an optional template that can be used to format the text pages of your student project if you wish. The template is only available in Swedish. Information and downloads in Swedish can be found here. Please note that the SLU library will not offer any support for this template.

Search Collect Publish

Students who have general questions about the process of writing a project will likely find the SLU library's guide Search Collect Publish useful.

 

 

 

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