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Academic Writing Centre

 What is AWC?

The AWC offers free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing for NUIG students. Last year, AWC tutors helped over 500 students to overcome recurrent problems with grammar, punctuation, spelling, and essay structure.

We consider good academic writing to be a crucial skill, one that is not acquired easily. The AWC offers help and encouragement along the way. Everyone is welcome, regardless of level of experience or grade average.  AWC tutors work with new entrants, final year students, and postgraduates alike.

The AWC is located on floor 2, in the James Hardiman Library.

You can drop in at any time during our opening hours:

Monday - Thursday    11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00

Friday    11: 00 - 13:00

If you prefer to make an appointment in advance, you can do so on our booking page

To get the best out of your session, bring your written work with you. Some students bring completed assignments; others bring rough drafts or notes; past assignments are also acceptable.  An AWC tutor will identify your areas of improvement and set you on the track for becoming a better writer. You can also visit the AWC if you have trouble starting your essay or choosing your essay topic.

Please note that the AWC is not an editing or proofreading service. We cannot do the work for you. We are here to help you do your work better.

The AWC also offers group workshops and an online course.Check out our website, for the book of the month, feature of the month, faculty recommendations, video tutorials, and other links. We would love to hear your thoughts on our film, The Night of the Living Deadlines.





Who can Help?

Ruppo Malone, Irina
Academic Writing Centre Manager
Email Irina
+353 91495697