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Writing Development

Studying at the University of Lincoln? We can help you achieve your potential by improving your writing skills.

Writing Development

How we can help you

All University of Lincoln students can use Writing Development. 

For one-to-one help, please book an appointment 

  • You can make an online appointment or an on-campus appointment by clicking on the relevant option beneath the photo on this page.

  • We will email you to let you know which of the Writing Development team your appointment is with.

  • Online appointments are usually by MS Teams. If you would prefer to meet online in Blackboard Collaborate, we can arrange this if you give us 24 hours notice.

  • If you book an on-campus appointment, we will email to tell you where we will meet you. If you book an on-campus appointment but later decide you would prefer an online appointment, we may be able to arrange this for you with sufficient notice, so please email us.

  • We can help at any stage of the writing process, so you don't need to have a finished draft

  • For further information, please see "how we can help you" and our "terms and conditions" below


Our webinars are open to all University of Lincoln students



Terms and conditions

How many appointments you can book with Writing Development

We hope we can help you to become an independent, self-reliant academic writer. After an appointment with us, please reflect on what you learned about academic writing and apply it to subsequent assignments. 

  1. You can book six appointments with us in the academic year 1 August to 31 July (subject to availability) but we limit the appointments you can make during our busiest periods:
  • A maximum of two appointments from 17 October to 11 December
  • A maximum of two appointments from 6 February to 26 May
  1. You can book a maximum of one appointment per week (subject to availability)
  2. You can only book one appointment at a time. If you book more, the second appointment will be cancelled.

If you can't attend an appointment

If you can't attend an appointment, you must cancel it. Please cancel at least 24 hours in advance, to give other students the opportunity to book. If you do not attend two appointments in a term, without cancelling them at least 24 hours in advance, you will not be able to book further appointments for 3 weeks.


We can help you with:
  • Understanding and planning your assignment
  • Assignment structure and paragraph structure
  • Academic argument and critical thinking
  • Introductions and conclusions
  • Strategies for editing and proof-reading
  • Understanding your feedback
  • Revision and exam techniques
You can help by:
  • Using a grammar checker and spelling checker (such as MS Word's or Grammarly's) before you ask us to look at your work. We can't check your spelling and grammar for you.
What we don't do:
  • We can't edit or proof-read your work for you.
  • We can't check to see if you have met the learning outcomes of your assignment, as this is something you have to do for yourself.
  • We can't help with the subject content of your assignment.
  • We can't help with finding information or referencing, instead you should contact your Academic Subject Librarian.