UCL Writing Lab

 News & Events

  • One special week of tutorials will be available 11-15 January 2016. Bring in your Term 1 feedback for discussion with the Lab tutors! Details and booking on our Moodle.
  • One-to-one tutorials running Monday to Friday until the end of term 1. Walk-in hours from 12-1 and 5-6 each day. Half-hour appointments between 1 and 5 can be booked via the UCL Writing Lab Moodle.
  • The Writing Lab ran workshops for new undergraduates on 'How to Write a University Essay' during Induction Week.


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The SELCS Writing Lab tutors currently run ten workshops, which have been devised in response to the issues students most frequently discuss in one-to-one tutorials. 

The 2015-16 workshops are as follows:

  • Planning and Structuring an Essay
  • Social Skills: Writing in the Social Sciences
  • Analysing Secondary Sources: Thinking Critically about the Evidence
  • Planning and Structuring an Essay
  • Research for Academic Writing: Making the Most of Research Materials in Essays 
  • Polished to Perfection: Editing, Copyediting & Proofreading
  • From the Beginning till the Very End: Writing Introductions & Conclusions
  • Signposting: Guiding Your Reader
  • Quote/Unquote: When, How and Why to Cite Others in Your Essays
  • Demystifying Citation and Referencing

For further information and booking (opens September 28), see the Writing Lab Moodle site.


Writing Forums for PhD students 

The SELCS Writing Lab will offer Writing Forums for PhD students in SELCS and CMII. The sessions will provide PhD students with an opportunity to discuss their work with peers, Writing Lab tutors and experienced Faculty members in an informal environment.

Schedule to be announced. The following sessions were on offer in February and March 2015:

  • Writing Up Your Thesis
  • Writing Articles for Peer-review Journals
  • Abstracts and Conference Papers
  • Grant Proposals

Please check the website, Facebook (The Writing Lab at UCL) and Twitter (@SELCSwritinglab) for updates and announcements about booking.