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University Language Centre

Postgraduate support

There is support available for postgraduate students wishing to improve their academic English.

Postgraduate online writing clinic

The writing clinic is a live, online, cross-Faculty resource for all postgraduate students at the University of Manchester. It is a drop-in facility which allows you to ask any questions you might have regarding academic writing. 

This is not an in-sessional writing class. If you wish to join a writing class, please see here.

You can 'drop-in' to the clinic between 2pm and 3pm on Wednesdays (betwen 7 February and 14 March) and ask any questions you might have regarding academic writing.

To enter the online clinic, follow these steps:

1. Enter the following into a web browser:

2. The first time you use GoTo, you will have to follow the download instructions.

3. Enter your name and your Faculty, eg Anna Hernandez FSE.

You will need a webcam and headphones to participate in the clinic.

Please be aware of the following:

  • This is a University-wide resource and so the guidance and feedback given will be generic and not subject/School specific. If you have any subject-specific questions (eg regarding formatting of your thesis), you should speak to your supervisor/academic advisor or to some other relevant person within your subject field.
  • This is not an online proofreading service.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions section for further guidance with your writing:

If you have any questions regarding the online clinic, please email Howard Goodison: