If you feel that you need assistance in writing academic English, you should seek guidance from your School in the first instance.
You may be referred to the Study Advice team which can provide advice, guidance and support on how to structure and write academically. Please note however that Study Advisers cannot proof-read or provide support for English as a second language.
Students who use software for assistance with proof-reading or editing their work, or who seek assistance with proof-reading or with editing from third parties, should be aware of the major risks associated with such intervention, including the distortion of intended meaning and the failure to use technical terms appropriately.
A couple of things to remember:
- Any use of third-party proof-reading or editing services must not compromise the authorship of the work submitted. The substance of the work itself must be your own.
- You will be held responsible for work which you submit, and that the use of third-party services will not be accepted as an excuse for any criticisms of the work.
- The use of any third-party proof-reading or editing must be acknowledged in a written statement accompanying your work on submission.