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Need help with your writing?

If so, you should log-on to the Postgraduate Online Writing Clinic. This is a forum which gives postgraduate students (Home and Overseas from all faculties) the chance to ask questions about any aspect of academic writing.

The clinics will usually take place between 1.00 – 2.00pm on Wednesdays.  To access the online clinic at time shown above, follow the link:

This will launch Blackboard Collaborate and a Login page. Enter your name and School (e.g. Simon MACE). You will then be asked to ‘Run’ Elluminate. Click ‘Run’ and you will enter the clinic.

Please note: You will need headphones to listen to the clinic. If you have a microphone you will be able to speak to the tutor. If not, you will communicate by a chat facility.

The live writing clinic is an online, cross-faculty resource for postgraduate students at the University of Manchester. It is a ‘drop in’ facility which allows you to ask any questions you might have regarding academic writing.

The first few minutes of each clinic will be a brief review of the main points of one writing topic from the Faculty specific Blackboard writing materials. The clinic will then be open for questions on any topic related to academic writing.

Please be aware of the following:

•           This is a University-wide resource and so the guidance and feedback given will be generic and not subject/School specific. If you have any subject specific questions (e.g. regarding formatting of your thesis), you should speak to your supervisor/mentor or to some other relevant person within your subject field.

•           This is not an online proofreading service.

If you have any questions regarding the online clinic, please email Howard Goodison.



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