Key Facts - Writing Advisory Service (WAS)

The Writing Advisory Service (WAS) is a facility to help improve the writing skills of both home and international students through one-to-one tutorials.
Programme Objectives
Improve the students':
-logical organisation and linking of ideas
-paragraph structure, grammar, punctuation and spelling
-referencing both within the text and in a bibliography

Level Upper-intermediate and above
IELTS 6.0 and above
Proof of English Examples of writing in English
Minimum Age 18
Eligibility Fully registered, degree-level University of Sheffield students, students registered with the Department for Lifelong  Learning (DLL)
Exclusions SIC students, non-degree level students (apart from students registered at DLL)
Maximum Class Size 1
Full or Part-time? Part-time
Times 1 hour slots chosen from Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Hours per week 1 hour slots booked online at a time to suit student
Dates 13th October 2014 - 12th June 2015. Limited service during June to September 2015.
Non-teaching dates Christmas Closure (25th December 2014 - 5th January 2015)
Easter closure (3rd - 7th April 2015)
Summer closure (September)
Location ELTC, 78 Hoyle Street (and from February 2013, 301 Glossop Road)
Rooms ELTC tutorial rooms with computer (1-1 tutorial rooms at 301 Glossop Road)
Cost Free
Materials Students have to provide samples of their own writing
Other materials are free
Exam None
Credits None
Certification None
Report No
Support Online and Telephone booking service
Record of tutorial kept on ELTC database
Teachers’ Minimum Qualifications First Degree (or equivalent)
Certificate-level teaching qualification (or equivalent)
Accommodation Not Applicable
Leisure and Social Not Applicable
Financial Info Not Applicable
Visa Info Not eligible
Accreditation The British Council
Application Process On-line & telephone booking service for tutorial slots
Placement Test Not applicable
Further Information
Telephone +44 114 222 1780 (international)
0114 222 1780 (UK)
Fax +44 114 222 1788 (international)
0114 222 1788 (UK)
Post English Language Teaching Centre
The University of Sheffield
78 Hoyle Street
S3 7LG
United Kingdom
Programme Director Alice Lawrence
Director of ELTC Richard Simpson