Submit – verb (used with object) – to present for the approval, consideration, or decision of another or others.
The object in question is my PhD thesis – “Transhumanism and the imago Dei: Narratives of apprehension and hope”. Three copies of the 100,000 words, presented in temporary binding for examination by three examiners.
It was ready to submit before Christmas but rather then making a mistake hurrying to get it in during the chaos of the week before Christmas I waited for the Graduate Centre (see picture) at the University of Auckland to re-open this week and dropped it in this morning at 9 am. Twenty minutes after that and I’m waiting for my oral defense in about three months time. For the first time in years I go to bed tonight without the spectre of thesis submission hanging over me. What a bizarre feeling.
Interested in giving one a crack in New Zealand – here are three options:
- School of Theology – The University of Auckland (where I’ve been doing my PhD).
- Department of Theology and Religious Studies – The University of Otago (where several of my friends have done/are doing PhD studies).
- Tyndale-Carey Graduate School of Theology (PhD and DTh programmes offered).