This year the University of Brighton has two Royal Literary Fund Fellows – Ed Harris and Beth Miller, both published writers with extensive teaching experience.
They can work with you one-to-one, using their expertise in written language and communication to help you develop your academic writing skills.
The sessions, conducted online, focus on your specific writing needs. Topics you might discuss include:
- understanding the title
- essay planning
- structuring your argument
- writing clearly
- critical thinking
- rewriting and editing.
How does it work?
They offer both online and face to face sessions.
- Students meet the Fellow on a purely voluntary basis.
- The 50-minute sessions are free and confidential and must be booked in advance.
- Beth offers sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Ed offers sessions on Thursdays and Fridays.
Booking an appointment
Email Ed Harris or Beth Miller to book an appointment, and they’ll reply with a link to the booking system.
Need to know…
- If appropriate, you can submit the written work you wish to discuss in advance.
- While Royal Literary Fund Fellows can advise on aspects of style or structure, they are not subject specialists or substitute tutors, so they don’t advise on content.
- They are also not there to edit or correct work before handing in – ideally, the focus is on an early draft of writing or a section of a draft.
- While they can look at marked work to help you improve for the next assignment, they won’t offer an opinion on marks given by tutors.