The Writing Centre offers advice and guidance on academic writing, critical thinking and analysis skills, developing effective study habits and communication skills.

Writing support

Book an appointment for personalised guidance to develop your academic writing and critical analysis skills.

Book writing appointment (UG, PGT)

Book writing appointment (PGR)

We can't proof-read/check your work or help with module content.

Academic writing guide

Our online Academic Writing practical guide is packed full of guides, tutorials and videos to help you develop all aspects of academic writing.

Advice covers style, structure, critical analysis, planning and much more!

Available online, any time you need it.

Academic Writing: a Practical Guide

Watch https://youtu.be/SfTqmUWCrr4 on YouTube

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Study coaching

Discuss your current approach to academic life to help develop your study skills and strategies. The coach will guide you in your journey of self-discovery. They won't look at any written work, provide feedback, or critique you in any way.

Book study coaching session

We offer two types of coaching:

General study coaching

Talk in confidence about your current study experiences. The coach helps you explore workable solutions to challenges and recognise your successes and progress so you feel confident and able to move forwards.

Coaching for supervisor meetings

Want to make the most of your dissertation supervisor meetings? The coach helps you explore how you're managing supervision and strategies to deal with challenges or anxieties you may be experiencing.

Credit-bearing modules

Develop the communication skills needed in the modern workplace.

Modules are available as an elective for 3rd-year undergraduate students, and for visiting or exchange students.

To apply, complete the Elective module form (MS Word , 46kb) and send it to karon.rickatson@york.ac.uk.