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1-2-1 Writing Support with the RLF

As part of the Royal Literary Fund’s Fellowship Scheme, Sussex hosts three professional writers who offer online one-to-one tutorials during term-time with any member of the university who wishes to improve their writing skills. Our 2020/21 RLF Fellows are Tom Connolly, Ros Barber and Tessa Boase.

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. To book an appointment, please email the RLF fellow you would like to see, according to their online profile or the days of the week they are available.

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

Students may see the Fellow just once, or return for a subsequent tutorial if they want, subject to availability. In order to ensure other students can book appointments when they need them, please do not book to see more than one RLF Fellow. Appointments can be booked up to 28 days in advance.

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.

RLF Writing resources are also available to students at: and via our Facebook account:

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