Writing and Language Skills Centre

We offer a free service open to all students who are interested in developing their academic skills and language to a high standard. We help with:

  • transitioning to a different learning culture
  • planning how to work on academic assignments, dissertations and theses
  • advancing their language skills to higher levels
  • developing skills in integrating sources and data effectively into their writing
  • developing a more critical stance and developing academic argument

We offer:

We also work closely with departments on support for Masters (ask your department) and with RETT on support for PhD students.

We do not provide a proof-reading or correction service, advice on content or advice on personal documents. If you wish to discuss matters related to content or your discipline, you should refer to your module leader or supervisor. For advice on personal documents, such as letters of application or CVs, please contact Careers and Placements.


Please note: You are unable to book multiple appointments of 30 minutes. To be fair to all students, if you do book more than one, we will retain only the first event and cancel all later bookings.

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Royal Literary Fellows

Department of English Literature

Sponsored by the Department of English and Related Literature, the Royal Literary Fellows offer a consultation service to help with essays, dissertations and theses during term time.


For questions or information, get in touch at:

Email: writing-centre@york.ac.uk