Welcome to the Maynooth University Writing Centre.

Please note that the Writing Centre is now closed for appointments for this Semester.
We wish all of you who have worked with us this semester, a very happy and fruitful summer.


The Maynooth University Writing Centre offers free, friendly, non-judgemental writing help to any student, undergraduate or postgraduate, regardless of course, degree or level. The support we offer is primarily through one-to-one appointments, where students can discuss their writing with peer/expert tutors.  In addition, Writing Centre staff offer writing workshops, support writing groups, engage in discipline specific work and research in academic writing and related fields. 

Further information regarding the Centre's opening hours and specific services will be posted here.  It is here that we will also post resources as they are developed or sourced.

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you at the Centre.

Dr Alison Farrell
Maynooth University Writing Centre
Centre for Teaching and Learning.


Writing Centre Resources & Student Moodle Space

Further information regarding the Centre’s opening hours and specific services will be posted on the Centre’s Moodle space. This can be accessed through the Maynooth University Moodle homepage or at this link:https://2017.moodle.maynoothuniversity.ie/course/view.php?id=19050

The following resources are also available  How to Set Up a Writing Centre   Maynooth Guide to Harvard Referencing       An Introduction to Higher Education Writing Centres Tutor Handbook 2017

Two new practice guides are also available, and they can be found in Maynooth University e-prints at these links:

An Introduction to Writing in the Disciplines:  Introduction to AISHE Academic Practice Guides (2015):  http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/6968/

An Introduction to Enquiry/Problem Based Learning, Maynooth:  Facilitate and the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) (2015) http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/6824/

Writing Centre Opening Hours - Semester 2, Year 2016-17.

Hours for Semester 1, Year 2017-18 will be posted in September.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10.00-10.45   one-to-one one-to-one one-to-one one-to-one
11.00-11.45   one-to-one one-to-one one-to-one one-to-one
12.15-1.00   one-to-one one-to-one one-to-one one-to-one
1.00-1.45   one-to-one one-to-one one-to-one one-to-one
2.00-2.45   one-to-one      
3.00-3.45   one-to-one      
4.15-5.00   one-to-one      

Please note: one-to-one appointments last 45 minutes. 
One-to-one appointments can be booked by e-mail to writingcentre@nuim.ie.​
You should contact us at least five working days before the date on which you would like an appointment. 


If you have any questions about the Writing Centre or if you wish to make an appointment, please email us on 

The Writing Centre is located in Room 001 (Ground Floor) School of Education Building, on the North Campus. Click here for an online map of the University.