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Front page

The front page presents the content of the assignment as well as practical information about it.

It is important that your reader (your teacher and the external examiner) can quickly distinguish your assignment from those of the other students.

Cover form

For some courses/programmes, you will receive a cover form for all the formal information to be included in the assignment. In this case, the cover form will be the first page of the assignment, but it is not numbered. Other courses/programmes only use a cover form for digital exams when you submit your assignment online.

Note that the front page/cover form must include information about:

  • title and subtitle
  • name(s) of author(s)
  • student registration number
  • type of assignment and programme
  • supervisor
  • department and educational institution
  • submission date (or exam term)

Customised front page

As a rule, you can choose to make your own customised front page placed before the introduction. This is completely optional, and there is no requirement to do anything special about the layout and design of the front page. The content of the assignment is what matters.


If you insert images or figures on the front page, they should:

  • refer to or comment on the content of the assignment, and not just serve as decoration.
  • include information about, as a minimum, the artist, title and year (see visual materials).

Information about the front-page image can be placed next to the image, or inside the assignment, for example after the table of contents. See more on AU Library's page on images and figures.


The information about formalities is general guidelines. They do not replace the provisions in your academic regulations, your lecturers ' guidance or information on your course's website. First, please contact the above-mentioned locations. If in doubt, ask your supervisor.