English Language Education

Graduate Writing Centre

Information about one-to-one academic writing tutorials for all postgraduate students (PGT and PGR).

In addition to our other courses, English Language Education (ELE) offers one-to-one academic writing tutorials for all postgraduate students (PGT and PGR). Undergraduate students seeking academic writing development should visit the Institute for Academic Development website.

Our one-to-one sessions are approximately 20 minutes long and are designed to give you the opportunity to discuss specific areas of academic writing with an English for Academic Purposes expert.

What can I discuss?

You should print out and bring a piece of your writing (around 350 words) that you would like to discuss in the tutorial.

We can offer advice on topics including how to:

  • Meet expectations in your discipline, considering the genre you are being asked to write and your audience and purpose
  • Write more clearly and accurately
  • Organise and develop your ideas
  • Use your sources effectively
  • Improve any difficulties you are having with language such as tenses.

What we do not do

We cannot provide help with disciplinary content as this should be discussed with your subject tutors.

We will not provide a proof-reading service in these tutorials. This means we will not correct your spelling or all your grammar mistakes for you. We will point out general transferable areas for development, so that you can apply the learning from your tutorial session to your writing more widely.

Time and Location

Tutorials are held around campus on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in:

  • October, November & December
  • Feb & March
  • May & June

How do I book?

From October you can register for these sessions in the Event Booking section of MyEd. You will find the tutorials by clicking the 'News and Events' tab, then clicking on 'Event Booking' and selecting 'English Language Education in the 'Provider' dropdown menu.

Please note: you can book a maximum of two sessions in any one semester and sessions must be booked on different days. Back to back sessions are not available.

If you are unable to attend your one-to-one consultation, please let us know as soon as possible (at least 24 hours beforehand) using the Events booking System. Students who book tutorials and do not attend without cancelling will not be able to book any further ELE tutorial support.