Help is on hand if you require support with either academic writing, deepening your knowledge of mathematics or enhancing your digital skills. Examples of the services we offer include help to: hone your writing technique to produce a more coherent thesis text, correctly reference source material, complete ongoing maths courses, or use film, audio and web tools.

Distance tutoring

Information film about the support available from the Writing Centre autumn semester 2020

The Writing Centre is open as usual at the start of the autumn semester. If you need support with academic writing before then, contact Adam Gray for more information. 

The Writing Centre is offering online tutoring via the video conferencing tool Zoom. Before your appointment, we will send you an email with a link to connect via Zoom. You do not need to have Zoom installed on your device.

The Writing Centre – an academic writing resource

We're here to guide you in your work with different writing tasks and can answer questions about texts and language. While we do not proofread and point out grammar and spelling errors, we can help you find strategies to develop your writing skills to help you with your studies.

We are also available for questions related to study techniques, reading and oral presentations. 

The Writing Centre can help you with: 

  • instructions and help to clarify tasks
  • the writing process and the development of reasoning
  • text and sentence structure and context
  • bibliography and source management
  • grammar
  • reading
  • oral presentation

Group tutoring

We can receive students in small groups (a maximum of five students per group), for pedagogical review of details relating to writing, reading, language and study techniques. One student makes the appointment and in the booking lists the names of the others and what it is you want to improve upon.

Keep in mind

  • We cannot assess what grade a text may receive and can therefore not determine whether a text will be approved or not.
  • Our task is not to correct grammar and spelling mistakes.

Make an appointment at the Writing Centre

Book your time slot

University courses

There are a number of free-standing courses available if you want to improve your English language skills. You apply as you would to any other university course. 

Improve your English

Basic English Grammar Skills for University, 7.5 credits

The aim of the course is to develop your English grammar and communications skills in order to facilitate successful study at university level.

Basic English Reading and Vocabulary Skills for University, 7.5 credits

This course offers support if you need to improve your English vocabulary and reading comprehension skills in English in order to facilitate successful study at university level.

Basic English Writing and Presenting Skills for University, 15 credits

The aim of the course is for you to acquire knowledge and understanding of various types of academic language. You also develop your ability and assurance to communicate, both in writing and orally, and to observe established genre conventions.

English for Professional Purposes, 15 credits 

This course in English for professional application stresses three particular aspects: the logical organisation and presentation of ideas; detailed proof-reading; and the conventions of various writing genres, such as business e-mails and proposals.

Speech and Presentation Technique through Drama-Rask, 4 credits

The aim of the course is to develop oral skills needed to succeed in using English at the university. Through the use of drama and acting techniques for voice and speech designed by actors, the student will discover an awareness of and improve the vocal apparatus and their body and the skills to use them in public speaking.

Helpful links

Helpful links for you who wish to learn more about academic writing and critical thinking.

List of useful links

 

Maths workshops are for all students regardless of education and knowledge of mathematics. You can attend to deepen your knowledge of mathematics and get help in your ongoing mathematics courses.

Two workshops with different profiles – which one is right for you?

For questions about basic maths issues, you can visit the maths workshop which takes place on Tuesdays from 13.15 to 16.30, in room F409 in Orkanen. This workshop is staffed by teachers from the teacher training education. 

Contact Magnus Jakobsson

For more advanced maths issues, you can visit the maths workshop at the Faculty of Technology and Society. Here the focus is on the mathematics that is required in technical education. This workshop is open every Thursday from 15.15 to 17.00.

DigiHub

The University’s DigiHub can help you with support with digital services. If you need help for an assignment or degree project, the digimentors can help you with:

  • Film and photography
  • Audio production
  • Graphic design and interactive visualisation
  • Web design or how to work in a web content management system
  • Tools and services for effectively studying online.

The digimentors are available Monday to Friday, 09-12 in room F101 in Orkanen. 

Read more about us on our website and book a meeting with our digimentors. 

Borrowing equipment

You can borrow equipment such as dictaphones, cameras and tripods at the DigiHub. What equipment you can borrow depends on what course you are studying. When logging in to the service portal, you can see what equipment is available to you.

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Contact and opening hours DigiHub


geo position Room F101, Orkanen
phone icon +46 40–66 58700
time Monday – Thursday 08.00-16.00 Friday 08.00-14.00