Skills Hub

1-2-1 Writing Support with the RLF


In view of the unprecedented scale of the current health crisis, the RLF is suspending its Fellowship service at every university and college from Friday 20th March for the remainder of the academic year.


We regret the inconvenience caused to students but their health and that of our Fellows is paramount. Please note that Fellows do not provide writing advice by email or Skype. Writing resources are available to students at: and via our Facebook account 



As part of the Royal Literary Fund’s Fellowship Scheme, Sussex hosts three professional writers who offer one-to-one tutorials during term-time with any member of the university who wishes to improve their writing skills. Please note this service is not available during the summer vacation months.


The RLF Fellows are established professional writers of literary merit, representing a wide range of genres, including biography, scientific writing and fiction. The principal aim of the Fellows' work is to foster good writing practice across all disciplines and media. Students at every level of study can benefit from learning about good writing practice from a professional author.


The RLF Fellows can help with any aspect of the writing process, from planning to drafting, constructing an argument and editing. They are able to comment on the writing style of work in progress, allowing students to improve their work before submission. Students may see the Fellow just once, or return for a subsequent tutorial if they want, subject to availability.


Please note: If English is not your first language, specialist one-to-one tutorials are available from English Language for Academic Study (ELAS).

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