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Student advisors working with other students
level of study Postgraduate Research Students
time taken to complete Two 5-hour sessions (additional dates TBA for Peer Writing Advisor recruitment)

This course has now finished for this term. Please check back at the end of Jan for next term's dates.

This course is suitable for postgraduate research students who are interested in gaining paid employment with the Centre for Academic Success as a Peer Writing Advisor. It focuses on the skills, techniques and processes required to successfully hold 1:1 essay writing appointments with undergraduate students.

Do you want to improve your writing skills and gain experience in advising others? The Peer Writing Advisor scheme can offer you the opportunity to:

  • Undertake free writing advisor training recognised by Swansea University Postgraduate Research Office
  • Develop and reflect on your own pedagogy – useful for HEA Fellowship applications
  • Improve your own writing
  • Enhance your employability record and gain the skills to articulate these skills to future employers
  • Gain an awareness of student services for use in teaching and beyond
  • Join a community of paid writing advisors at Swansea University


Training will include the necessary knowledge base, 1-to-1 teaching methodology, and develop your pastoral skills and ability to signpost to specialist services when relevant. The course is delivered by lecturers from The Centre for Academic Success. The training supports the Swansea University PGR Training Framework theme "teaching and demonstrating".


Tuesday 4th October 2022, 10:00-15:00 (Singleton Campus)


Wednesday 5th October 2022, 10:00-15:00 (Online)

Once you have completed the training, you will be eligible to apply for a paid position as a peer writing advisor.