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Newsflash: We are Hiring.

Candidates must be enrolled in one of the NUIG taught master’s programmes. They must possess excellent writing skills and have a strong interest in teaching. To apply, please send a single Word document containing your CV, a cover letter, and an academic writing sample (c. 500 words) to AND Candidates wishing to apply for the position of writing tutor with Irish should also send an Irish-language writing sample. Please indicate your availability in the cover letter. Informal queries are welcome and should be sent to

We provide one-on-one tutorials on essay writing. These are free and available to everyone, regardless of level of experience or grade average. 

We also support student writing through workshops, modules, and competitions. 

We offer help in the following areas: 

  • Brainstorming your essay topic and outline
  • Structuring an argument
  • Developing your thesis statement
  • Improving sentence structure and punctuation
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Using secondary sources
  • Editing and proofreading techniques

What we don't do:

  • We do not do the work for you, but support you in becoming a better writer. 
  • We do not work as proofreaders, but we can teach you to proofread your work.
  • We do not assess essays or comment on the grades they received.
  • We do not judge anyone for any writing issues.


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

Opening Hours (from 1 October 2019

Monday                               11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00
Tuesday                               11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00
Wednesday                       11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00
Thursday                            11:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 18:00

Support of Irish-language writing is available on Monday and Tuesday evenings (18:00 - 20:00)
Bíonn tacaíocht do scríbhneoireacht trí Ghaeilge ar fáil Dé Luain (18.00-20.00) agus Dé Máirt (18.00-20.00)
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During term time, you can drop into the AWC between 11:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00 every day except Friday nights and weekends. 

To book a session, contact the manager of the AWC, Dr Ira Ruppo via email:

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.

Help for Irish-Language Writing

Support of Irish-language writing will be available from 1 October 2019 on Monday and Tuesday evenings (18:00 - 20:00) 
Bíonn tacaíocht do scríbhneoireacht trí Ghaeilge ar fáil Dé Luain (18.00-20.00) agus Dé Máirt (18.00-20.00)

Help for English as a Second Language Students

There is a saying that academic English is nobody's first language. Expressing complex ideas in a second language can be especially difficult. Some challenges particular to ESL students may include the use of definite and indefinite articles, correct word usage, and sentence structure. We can also show you how to take advantage of your linguistic knowledge and to use translation as an editing tool. 

A session at the AWC can also suit advanced learners of English who require more instruction, but whose level is too high for language classes.