About the Writing Centre
The UNIZULU Writing Centre has been in operation since November 2014; it falls within the Teaching and Learning Centre and strives to be responsive to the diverse academic writing needs of the students. In addition, the KwaDlangezwa campus and Richards bay campus both have Writing Centres onsite which is situated at DH5, west residences.
Richards Bay Campus: Office A2 – 82
Our vision & mission
To empower students to be self-sufficient in academic reading and writing.
- To develop and enhance students’ reading and writing skills by facilitating interdisciplinary consultations across the institution.
- To produce skilled quality writers with high proficiency in reading and writing.
The Writing Centre, in its quest to render excellent services, upholds these values:
The Writing Centre aims to help students use writing to become effective learners in the University environment. This is done through structured workshops, small group consultation sessions, class presentations, and individual consultations.
A consultation includes the following:
The University of Zululand Writing Centre helps all registered students at any stage of the writing process, see the table below:
|Topic analysis||Referencing, citation, and paraphrasing|
|Sentence construction||Research: Proposal and thesis writing|
|Assignment development and structure||Creative writing|
|Presenting skills||Word recognition|
|Reading skills||Writing process|
|Vocabulary||Cohesion, flow, and argument development|
|CV and Cover letter writing||Interview preparation|
For any inquiries please email
Monday to Thursday: 07:30 – 16:00
Friday : 07:30 – 14:30
Main campus: 035 902 6007/6432
Richards Bay: 035 902 6966