Welcome to the Maynooth University Writing Centre

Note – The University Writing Centre will re-open on the week commencing 3 October 2022.

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. 
 
The Writing Centre offers appointments face-to-face and online. Where you have a face-to-face appointment that will take place in our on-campus centre in Block 2, Room B11/B12, Education House, North Campus.
 
We look forward to working with you and to helping you to become a better writer.

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

Our timetable and booking an appointment 

We offer appointments, starting on the hour, from 10.00 – 18.00, Monday to Thursday, and from 10.00 – 14.00 on Fridays.

Currently, we do not offer appointments during Reading Week or during holiday periods.
 
Appointments last for 45 minutes.

To book an appointment, either face-to-face or online, you need to use the online booking system which is available here.
 
Within the system you can

  • select the date on which you would like to meet a tutor

  • select the time you would like to meet a tutor

  • select the tutor you want to meet (subject to availability)

  • cancel or reschedule your appointment from the “reply” page. 

 
 To make an appointment you will need to 

  • fill in your contact details

  • complete the required questions including telling us whether you want to meet face-to-face on campus or online using MS Teams. Note – some slots on Fridays are only available online.

 
Please note: You must use your MU email address to make an appointment.
If you encounter any difficulty with the system or you have any other Writing Centre related query please email us at writingcentre@mu.ie
 

When you attend an appointment

If you are attending an online appointment your writing centre tutor will send you the link for that in advance of the appointment.
 
If you are attending a face-to-face appointment, in line with the University’s current COVID guidance, you do not need to wear a face covering. If, however, you would be more comfortable wearing a face covering you should feel free to do so.
 
If you have symptoms or a diagnosis of Covid-19 please do not attend in person for your appointment. You can reschedule your appointment through the automated booking system (see above).
 

Writing Centre 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.
 
There are a range of resources available to you on our Moodle page including essay writing resources, and grammar and punctuation guides.
 
An academic writing guide is available on the University Library pages:https://nuim.libguides.com/academicwriting . The Library also hosts information about referencing.