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English and Academic Writing

English and Academic Writing (EAW) supports students in developing their academic writing skills. The ability to read critically and write in an academic style is something you will develop as part of your university study.

Some of the academic language skills you will need are:

  • Developing academic language and vocabulary relevant to your subject
  • Analysing assignment questions and selecting appropriate reading material
  • Critical reading and note-making skills in order to evaluate academic sources
  • Critical writing skills to produce well-structured assignments including essays, reports and presentations
  • Developing academic integrity to avoid plagiarism and academic misconduct
  • Learning to paraphrase, quote and summarize

In addition, support is also provided for international students in English language.

Study with us

English and Academic Writing (EAW) offers a variety of services to support NU students. We assist students of all language backgrounds, across faculties, at all levels to communicate effectively in their discipline. Details are on English and Academic Writing Canvas page

Academic Writing workshops/webinars

We run workshops and webinars on various topics related to academic language throughout the year to help you with specific aspects of your writing.

One-to-one tutorials

Through one-to-one tutorials you can discuss aspects of your writing with our English & Academic Writing Adviser. One-to-one tutorials are currently available in person, online or via drop-in-sessions.

English and Academic Writing resources

There are a number of resources on English and academic writing topics to support your studies including guides, short videos, checklists and links to external resources. You will find these on English and Academic Writing Canvas page.

Writing Retreats

One and two day writing retreats for students writing essays, reports, dissertation are scheduled throughout the academic year and summer. A structured quiet time (also available online) is provided to complete your writing in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, sharing writing challenges and tips & tricks with peers.

Book for appointments via (Target Connect)


Meera Mawani, our English & Academic Writing Adviser runs workshops, webinars, tutorials, drop-in-sessions (in-person and virtual) and writing retreats throughout the year to help you with specific aspects of your writing.

For more information, please email: