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.

We also offer support for distance learners.

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.



For The Writing Centre enquiries,
or telephone Madeleine Mossman
on (01904) 324935


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 Alternative Support Resources

Please be aware that Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) and the Royal Literary Fellows also provide support for academic writing. 

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.

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