Academic Writing Support

Academic writing support officers (AWSO) will be employed on a casual basis to give HDR students editorial assistance. Supervisors who feel that the writing of their HDR students (for example, Non-English speaking background students) need improvement can submit their student’s writing, to be checked by an AWSO.

Deadline: Applications open throughout the year, but funds must be expended by 5 December 2012

Conditions: Preference will be given to writing support requests for students who have not yet completed confirmation of candidature and/or mid-candidature review.

Value: To be determined by the selection sub-committee on the basis of the nature and amount of support required.

Application method: Supervisors to submit a request for support for their HDR student to Sally Riley by email with the following information:

  • Name of the student
  • Stage of candidature of the student and brief assessment of progress to-date (maximum 1 paragraph)
  • Nature of the assistance required (maximum 1 paragraph)
  • Justification (how the assistance will benefit the student’s writing) (maximum 1 paragraph)