Glyntaff campus

Academic Writing Clinics

During one week in the autumn term 2018, we are holding 'Academic Writing Clinics’ at Glyntaff campus.

This will be a time for you to get a 'diagnosis’ of your writing and referencing skills.

If you would like an assessment of your writing, bring along no more than 300 words about yourself and your reasons for choosing your course. We will help you develop skills to make this into a piece of writing that reflects expected academic standards.

Book a place at the Advice Zone desk in Glyntaff Library for the following dates:

Monday, 15th October – EM127
Tuesday, 16th October – EM127
Weds, 17th October – EM128
Thursday, 18th October – EM127
Friday, 19th October – EM130

These clinics all run 12.00-13.00.


If you have been referred to SDSS for referencing, you can either book one of the workshops below on referencing or you can book an individual tutorial via the online booking system.

You may request a workshop if you, and a few other students (more than 4), would like one. Please send us a request, indicating possible dates and times, campus and chosen topic from the options below.
Request a Workshop

The autumn term workshops are listed below and now available to book:


This workshop gives tips on formulating/refining your dissertation topic, planning and managing your project, research considerations, structuring methods and the academic requirements for writing it up.

Reflective Writing

Reflective writing is an important skill to develop; this interactive session will introduce the main models for reflection, and encourages identification and understanding of key elements, including criticality, form, structure and balance.

English Language

A workshop that provides invaluable hints and tips to help you improve your written work and informally assess your current language strengths.

Report Writing

These workshops introduce you to the main features of report writing with particular emphasis on organising and presenting information in an appropriate format.

Effective Presentations

Speaking in public is an essential skill at university or in a work environment. This session will look ways to achieve effective planning and organisation of its content, the use of visual aids, and a confident delivery, mainly in relation to academic presentations.


Paraphrasing is an essential skill when referring to the work of other people, and thus avoid plagiarizing. Attend this session for tips on how to paraphrase properly.

Essay Writing

What makes a good essay? This workshop identifies key areas of the construction and writing of essays, enabling a more confident approach to developing the skills for this task

Organising your Study

This workshop is designed to make studying more manageable. It encourages you to be more aware of how to organise your time, will help you develop an appropriate study strategy and use effective techniques for preparing, taking and filing notes from lectures and research.

Critical Analysis

You will find out how to develop your writing skills by adopting a more evaluative and critical stance with this workshop.