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Update: 23 January 2023.  The AWC is open. You can find our time-table by scrolling down the page. Please note that if you are registered with the Disability Support Services or the Access Centre, we can arrange an appointment for you during the break.  Use this form to request an appointment:

The AWC will run a four-week mini course starting on 13 February 2023. The course is entirely online. It is designed to take a very small amount of your time and is intended primarily for students who struggle with academic writing. If you decide to take part, you will get a short video and an email every day for four weeks. You will also be able to complete short optional tasks.  Register your interest here:


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We provide virtual one-on-one tutorials and email consultations on essay writing. These are free and available to everyone, regardless of level of experience or grade average. 

We also support student writing through workshops, modules, and competitions. 

We offer help in the following areas: 

  • Brainstorming your essay topic and outline
  • Structuring an argument
  • Developing your thesis statement
  • Improving sentence structure and punctuation
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Using secondary sources
  • Editing and proofreading techniques

What we don't do:

  • We do not do the work for you, but support you in becoming a better writer. 
  • We do not work as proofreaders, but we can teach you to proofread your work.
  • We do not assess essays or comment on the grades they received.
  • We do not judge anyone for any writing issues.


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 The AWC is located in the James Hardiman Library on floor 2.

In Semester 2 in 2022-23, you can drop into the AWC during the hours below:

Monday: 3 p.m.  - 7 p.m. 

Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. -  7 p.m. 

Wednesday: 5 p.m - 7 p.m (Irish-language support is available)

Thursday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

Irish-language writing support is available on Wednesdays and by appointment. Please email to schedule your appointment

 If you are registered with the Disability Services or Access Centre, we can arrange an appointment for you outside those hours (the appointment will be online or in-person depending on capacity). Please use this form, if this applies to you:

If you have been unable to get an appointment or if you have other queries, contact us at or at