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.

Writing Lab Rules

  1. The Writing Lab project team members are here to help students with matters of style, clarity of expression, and making the most out of an idea. They will not be proofreaders, editors, or ghostwriters of papers. 
  2. Students who come to the Writing Lab should not expect Writing Lab tutors to fix a paper for them. The Writing Lab team members are there to make suggestions about style and efficient argumentation.
  3. The Writing Lab tutors will not offer ideas for essays. Rather, they will talk over a thesis with students in order to help them strengthen and refine the student's interpretation of a text. 
  4. Writing Lab tutors will not comment on the validity of any marks received for essays.
  5. At this point in time, the Writing Lab is focused on helping students with their writing skills in English. Tutors will not be able to help with essays written in any other language.
  6. Tutors are happy to discuss written work brought to the session, but are unable to consider items sent in advance. Please bring work for discussion in printed form, if possible. In particular, the tutors cannot download items from USB sticks.
  7. The Writing Lab is an academic writing support service and does not teach English as a second or other language. Please visit the UCL CLIE website for information on English for Academic Purposes.  
  8. Students may not book more than THREE half-hour appointments in one term. One-hour appointments are no longer available.
  9. If it is necessary to cancel an appointment or a workshop place, notice of TWO working days is required. Shorter notice will be treated as a missed appointment.
  10. Any student who misses more than THREE appointments or reserved workshop places will not be eligible to book further appointments in the same academic year.