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 University of Plymouth 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, call us on +44 1752 587676 or book your session by visiting the Student Hub in the Library.

Visit the Student Hub in the Library.

Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellows

Katherine Roberts and Morgen Witzel

The University of Plymouth is privileged to welcome Katherine Roberts and Morgen Witzel as our RLF Writing Fellows for this academic year. Katherine and Morgan will be available at the University campus for tutorials from Monday to Wednesdays during semester time.

Katherine Roberts won the Branford Boase Award in 2000 for her debut novel ‘Song Quest’, which launched her career as a children’s author. Since then she has published a further 18 fantasy and historical fiction titles for young readers, drawing from her experience as a racehorse groom to write a 150,000 word epic called ‘I am the Great Horse’ about Alexander the Great from the point of view of his horse – a book enjoyed by all generations. She grew up in Devon and Cornwall and gained a first in mathematics and computing from Bath University, which led to a brief period in the 1980s when she worked as a computer programmer and engineering mathematician. Katherine was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Plymouth in 2014/15, and at Penryn (Cornwall) in 2017/18.

You can find out more about Katherine on her website