Book a One-to-One tutorial

Please be aware that the Writing Development Centre is currently experiencing a very high demand for appointments and it may take us longer than usual to respond to requests.

If you need to cancel you appointment please do so as soon as possible so that your appointment may be allocated to someone else.

Current tutorial availablity

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Tutorials are by appointment only, and can only be booked online. To request an appointment please complete our online form.

Before booking your tutorial, please note:

  • It is not recommended that you book an appointment for the day or day before your assignment is due. There is very little that the tutors can productively offer guidance on at such short notice as you will not have time to develop your study strategies. Proofreading or final 'checking' of readiness for submission are not part of our remit.
  • We aim respond to requests for appointments within 5 days but please note that this may take longer during peak times.
  • Tutorials are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (last appointment time 4pm)
  • Demand for tutorials is very high at peak times, and if we are booked up, there may be nothing available in the immediate future. We recommend that you try to book in advance when possible.
  • To best ensure we are able to match your availablity try not to be too specific on the booking form. For example if you tell us you are only available 9am-10am we may not be able to match your availablity.
  • To ensure fair access for all students, only one appointment can be booked at a time, and only one tutorial per week
  • Up to three appointments may be booked per student per semester, depending on availability (due to high levels of demand, we cannot guarantee availability). Further appointments may be offered at our discretion.
  • Please let us know as soon as possible if you are not able to attend or no longer require your appointment, so that we can offer it to another student. Appointments can be cancelled by emailing



None: There are no appointments available; we are fully booked

Poor: There is very high demand and there are very few appointments available

Some: There are several appointments currently available, but as times may be limited, you may need to be flexible

Good: There are many appointments available across a range of days and times

Excellent: There are a high number of appointments available across several days and times.