Academic Writers in Residence

Struggling with an essay or dissertation? Grappling with grammar and punctuation? Stuck on structuring? Finding academic writing a challenge? Getting good grades but keen to get even better ones?

The University of Worcester’s two Academic Writers in Residence are here to help.

Professional, published writers and Royal Literary Fund Fellows, Judith Allnatt and Sue Fletcher offer confidential, one-to-one tutorials for students in all subject areas and to support all aspects of academic writing. Our free service is provided by the Royal Literary Fund (RFL) which sponsors over 80 writers to work in universities across the UK.

Judith Allnatt

Judith Allnatt’s novels have been shortlisted for the Portico Prize and the East Midlands Book Award and featured as a Radio 5 Live Book of the Month. Her short stories have featured on Radio 4 and in the Commonwealth Short Story Awards.

Sue Fletcher

Sue Fletcher is a writer of both historical and contemporary fiction. Her first book, Eve Green, won the Whitbread First Novel award, the Betty Trask prize, and was shortlisted for the LA Times First Novel award. Her third, Witch Light, was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize. She is currently writing her eighth book.

Booking sessions

Online tutorials with Judith (who covers Mondays and Tuesdays) and Sue (who covers Wednesdays and Thursdays) last 50 minutes and can be booked by emailing us direct at either or ensure that you use your UW email address.

Please note that we cannot give advice by email, and we also do not provide a proof-reading service or support with basic English language skills. Otherwise, we look forward to hearing from you!