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:

  • Student-Centeredness
  • Responsiveness
  • Accessibility
  • Service-excellence


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 analysisReferencing, citation, and paraphrasing
Sentence constructionResearch: Proposal and thesis writing
Assignment development and structureCreative writing
Presenting skillsWord recognition
Reading skillsWriting process
Writing skillsNote-taking
GrammarTime management
VocabularyCohesion, flow, and argument development
CV and Cover letter writingInterview preparation
How are services provided?
What should be brought to the consultation?
Services not provided at the Writing Centre
What to expect during consultations?

For any inquiries please email

Operational hours
Monday to Thursday: 07:30 – 16:00
Friday   : 07:30 – 14:30

Main campus:   035 902 6007/6432
Richards Bay:   035 902 6966