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English Language Centre

Academic Writing Unit

The Academic Writing Unit provides targeted academic writing support classes focusing on disciplinary tasks and needs in the University's academic departments. We deliver a range of sessions and courses at postgraduate and undergraduate levels including in the Business School, School of Education, Archaeology, Combined Honours classes, BIological Sciences, Medicine and Health, Earth Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Biosciences and Physics amongst others. We also provide doctoral writing support for CAROD and other University departments.

For more information on sessions and courses for your department, please contact Philip Nathan at

The AWU also provides the departments 1:1 consultations to students from all disciplines and at all levels within the University. We conduct more than 1000 f these consultations in each academic year.

Research Paper Proofreading Service for Doctoral Students

We offer a free proofreading service for near-publication research papers. We will proofread papers which are agreed as near to publication by your doctoral supervisors. We do not engage in substantial rewriting fo submitted papers but will check for accuracy and make suggestions in line with common proofreading practices.

If you wish to make use of this service, you should email