Welcome to the Maynooth University Writing Centre. The Writing Centre is located in Block 2, Room B11/B12, Education House, North Campus.
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.
We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you at the Centre.
Dr Adeline Cooney
Maynooth University Writing Centre
Centre for Teaching and Learning.
The Writing Centre opens on Monday, 11th October 2021.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a one-to-one appointment.
Appointments are available at the times listed below.
Please note appointments on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (10.00am, 11.00am and 12.15pm) are on-line.
in the morning
in the morning
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|11.00 - 11.45||one-to-one||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||one-to-one|
|1.00 - 1.45||one-to-one||one-to-one||one-to-one||one-to-one||one-to-one|
|2.00 - 2.45||one-to-one||one-to-one||Closed||one-to-one||Closed|
|3.15 - 4.00||one-to-one||one-to-one||Closed||one-to-one||Closed|
|4.00 - 4.45||one-to-one||one-to-one||Closed||one-to-one||Closed|
- Please note: one-to-one appointments last 45 minutes.
- One-to-one appointments can be booked by e-mail to email@example.com
- To avoid disappointment, you should contact us at least five working days before the date on which you would like an appointment.
- When you get in touch with us to book an appointment, please give us some options of days and times you are available, so we can find a slot that suits you.
- Also, let us know if you prefer to meet on-line or face to face.
If you have any questions about the Writing Centre or if you wish to make an appointment, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: https://moodle.maynoothuniversity.ie/course/view.php?id=4050#section-1
There are a range of resources available to you on our Moodle page including:
- essay writing resources
- referencing guides
- grammar and punctuation guides
Check out our Table of Contents (on Moodle) for a full overview of the resources available.
We also have an academic writing guide, which was developed by Writing Centre staff, and is hosted on the University Library pages:http://nuim.libguides.com/academicwriting
Undergraduate Essay Writing Competition 2021-2022
In Semester 2 each year, we run an essay writing contest. This competition is open to all registered Maynooth University Undergraduate Students. Full details of the competition theme, eligibility and adjuticating process will be made available here in Semester 2.
Inaugural Undergraduate Essay Competition
The Writing Centre organised the Inaugural Undergraduate Essay Competition in 2020/2021 to showcase and celebrate student writing. The theme was Student Success.
Our congratulations go to Alisha Harper (Bachelor of Arts) winner of the competition, and Damajanti Kondres (Bachelor of Arts) and Anastacia Furs (Bachelor of Arts) who were awarded runner up prizes in the contest.
Essay Writing Workshops for First Year Undergraduate Students
We are offering a series of workshops on Essay Writing, commencing on Monday 11th October 2021. This course comprises of seven workshops in total, each of one hours’ duration, delivered over two weeks. The workshops will cover topics such as: interpreting essay titles, structuring an essay, and the writing process, among others. For further information on this course, please contact us at email@example.com
Writing Centre Resources for Staff
Colleagues working in academic departments may find this guide to integrating writing in the classroom useful:
Writing to Learn: In Class Writing Activities (2017):Writing to Learn: In Class Writing Activites (2017)
Colleagues might also be interested in this infographic which captures key outputs and features of our work, since we began in 2011.
Writing Centre Outputs and Features
Writing Centre Resources for Writing Centre Colleagues
Part of our work in the University Writing Centre has involved collaborating with colleagues nationally and internationally to research and publish work which will guide our practice. The following are co-authored publications of this nature:
The Maynooth University Guide to Setting Up A Writing Centre: http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/6656
University Writing Centre Tutoring Handbook: http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/view/creators/O=27Brien=3ASarah=3A=3A.html
Higher Education Writing Centres: An Introduction to Higher Education Writing Centres
An Introduction to Tutoring in the Writing Centre (2017): http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/9329/