Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow

Do you need help with academic writing?

Then why not book an appointment with the Royal Literary Fund writing fellow? Here to help all Plymouth University students – undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Royal Literary Fund writing fellows are established professional writers of literary merit, representing a wide range of genres, including biography. As such, they can bring a fresh approach to the queries and problems you might encounter in your academic writing.

Appointments with the writing fellow may cover one or more of the following topics: 

  • how to structure an essay
  • how to make your writing clearer
  • how to write a good introduction or conclusion
  • help with dissertations
  • help with writing a PhD
  • and anything else directly related to academic writing. 

The sessions are confidential and operate outside of the University reporting system.

To book an appointment with the current writing fellow, come to the Learning Gateway or call us on +44 1752 587676.

Find out more about the RLF and access some excellent resources on learning.

Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow 2016

Sarah Duncan

Plymouth University is privileged to welcome Sarah Duncan as our RLF Writing Fellow from September 2016. Sarah will be available at the University campus for tutorials on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term time. 

Sarah Duncan has written several non-fiction books, articles for many broadsheet newspapers and national magazines, and an award-winning film but is mainly known as a best-selling novelist and short story writer. Her novels have been published in 14 countries around the world including the USA, Germany and France, while her short stories have been widely published in a variety of magazines and anthologies as well as being broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

For 12 years she ran the Fiction Writing Workshop at the University of Bristol, as well as teaching creative writing at the University of Oxford, and Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania. She has previously held RLF Fellowships at the Universities of Bristol and Bath.  In 2013 she decided to give up her teaching commitments and moved to Cornwall to concentrate on her own writing and a ‘Grand Designs’ style restoration of an 18th century Methodist chapel. This has led to her current project, a social history of Cornwall.