Help centre

# Get help with your academic writing

The Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) is here to help you with all aspects of your academic writing, giving you the tools to grow in confidence and reach your academic potential. Use this guide to find out how to access the drop-in service or book a tutorial or workshop online.

# Access the drop-in service

Get answers to your questions quickly through the Single Question Drop-in service. Academic Writing Tutors are on hand to respond to your queries. Just call in to one of the designated places below to get help - no need to book:

  • CAW table in the Lanchester Library.
  • Your faculty building. (CAW rotates visits to each faculty on a weekly basis).
  • CAW’s reception area, opposite the Library entrance closest to the Frank Whittle building (previously known as the Engineering and Computing building).

The full schedule is available on CAW’s student portal pages and students can attend any of the sessions listed (opens new window).

# Book a writing tutorial or workshop

To book a writing tutorial or workshop go to our online booking page (opens new window). Select one of the following options:

# Get undergraduate writing support

A range of support is available to you, whether you are a first, second or final year student. Find out what tutorials, workshops and resources are available to you as an undergraduate student (opens new window).

# Get postgraduate writing support

We offer a range of services for postgraduate students (opens new window), along with some specialised resources (opens new window), including the CU Harvard Reference Style Guide (opens new window) and Glossary (opens new window).

# Find resources online

CAW academic writing tutors have prepared some resources on academic writing (opens new window) as well as a list of external links that contain reliable and useful academic writing knowledge, practical strategies, exercises and techniques.


We have customised the various versions of the Harvard referencing style into one user-friendly guide for all students to use.Go to LibGuide to access and download The Coventry University Guide to Referencing in Harvard Style (opens new window).

# Choose an academic writing Add+vantage module

If you are an undergraduate student and are required to take an Add+vantage module (opens new window) as part of your course, we run several academic writing modules that are designed to help you enhance your writing skills.

# Contact us

Email us anytime at for further support or information.

Last updated: 25/09/2023, 14:25:16