Protecting your anonymity

To ensure documents you submit do not unduly compromise your identity, we would recommend the following:

  1. Do not include your name in filenames or in the document itself.
  2. For Word and other Office documents, delete your name from the file’s Properties, before you save.

    1. Select Properties from the File menu.
    2. Select the Summary tab from the Properties controls.
    3. Enter some text (e.g. Anonymous or your student number) in the Author field, and any other fields which might betray your identity.

    Unfortunately, it is not possible in some versions of Word to prevent your name being saved as the last person to save the file, but ensuring your name does not appear as author is still advised.

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