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Welcome to the CAES Writing Centre at the University of Hong Kong!

The Writing Centre provides one-to-one writing consultations and group workshops in a friendly, relaxing setting to all undergraduate and UGC-funded postgraduate students. Our tutoring team is made up of trained undergraduate and postgraduate peer tutors from a wide range of disciplines, as well as CAES English Teaching Assistants (ETAs). We are keen to support you at any stage of the writing process, and on any type of writing project, including but not limited to course assignments, personal statements, resumes, and cover letters. Our aim is to help writers become critical readers of their own work and develop skills for revising their writing autonomously.

You can book a 30-minute one-to-one consultation session up to two weeks in advance, and we encourage you to upload your writing at least 2 days before your consultation. Your tutor will highlight issues in your writing, and discuss with you how to resolve these issues. Our tutors are also happy to help you in the pre-writing stages of any writing project. Note that your tutor will not give advice or instructions that would in any way result in the tutor becoming a co-author of your text. The Writing Centre is not a proofreading or editing service. Our focus is on helping you, the writer, make decisions about your writing.

The Writing Centre operates under an interinstitutional project called the Student-Tutor Writing Consultation Programme (SWCP). The SWCP is funded by the University Grants Committee, with partner centres at City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University.

For inquiries, write to writingcentre@hku.hk