English Language Teaching Unit

Writing consultations for campus based students

Improve your written work with a 15-minute tutorial


A 15-minute tutorial with an experienced tutor of the ELTU, to discuss a draft of your academic work.

Students are entitled to one tutorial per semester. Writing consultations can take place online.

Semester One: September – January
Semester Two: January –June 
Contact  insessional@le.ac.uk

Who is this service for?

Any non-native speaker of English who is a registered campus-based student of the University of Leicester.
ERASMUS students can have a tutorial to discuss a draft of work excluding ELTU credit modules.

How to apply for the writing consultation service

  1. Complete the online request form (you'll need to log in with your university IT account details). You should request a writing consultation a minimum of 5 working days in term time before an assignment deadline, a minimum of 7 working days before the deadline over the Christmas or Easter holiday period, or a minimum of 10 working days before a dissertation deadline.
  2. Upload your draft and assignment brief
  3. Receive an email with possible times for a meeting
  4. Confirm (by email) which time you will attend
  5. Attend a 15-minute tutorial to discuss how to improve your work
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Organisation
  • Academic conventions and referencing
  • Study skills

This is not a proof-reading service. You will get:

  • one page of language corrections
  • advice on grammar areas to improve your writing in the long-term
  • help with the communication of your ideas in English
  • Students are entitled to one tutorial per semester

How much does it cost?

This service is free of charge to current students of the University of Leicester.

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