The Writing Centre

Located in LFA/102 on the first floor of the Harry Fairhurst Building, the Writing Centre is a free service open to all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students interested in discussing and developing their academic writing.

We offer one-to-one drop-ins (20-30 minutes) and appointments (30 minutes and 50 minutes) during which we help you work on aspects of academic writing such as: 

  • planning your assignment
  • structuring your assignment
  • developing your argument
  • integrating sources into your writing
  • expressing yourself clearly and accurately

We do not offer:

  • a proof-reading or correction service,
  • advice on content. If you wish to discuss matters related to your discipline, you should refer to your module leader or supervisor, or
  • advice on personal documents (e.g. MA/PhD proposals or CVs - for the latter please contact Careers).

We also offer support for distance learners.

 Writing week 2018

Writing Week 2018 - 12-16 February

Hone or learn new skills and develop your writing through workshops and drop-in sessions in week 6.

Find out more about sessions and book your place via the online booking system.


Please note:  We cannot allow multiple bookings of 30 and/or 50 minute appointments.  If you do book more than one, we will retain only the first event and cancel all later bookings.  We must be fair to all students. Your courtesy is appreciated.

When sending in work after you have booked, please do not return an attachment on the booking confirmation email.  This is an auto-email and is NO REPLY.  It will not reach the tutor.


For The Writing Centre enquiries, contact: 
+44 (0)1904 324935

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Opening hours

Please note the potential Industrial Action days (marked in the header of the calendar below). 
We will try to run as many sessions as possible, and will try to contact students if a session is cancelled.  We apolgise for any inconvenience.

More support for academic writing 

Centre for English Language Teaching

Centre for English Language Teaching

The Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) provides academic skills support courses in term time and 1-to-1 writing support in the summer term, particularly relating to dealing with language issues and adapting to British academic approaches.

Royal Literary Fellows

Department of English Literature‌‌

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