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Academic writing centre

The writing centre is open for all students who wish to improve their own writing. Come and discuss your ideas, drafts and questions with one of our writing consultants.

Photo: Simen Kjellin and Shane Colvin, UiO

Come for a consultation!

  • Monday: 12–16
  • Tuesday: 10–14
  • Wednesday: 16–20
  • Thursday: 12–16

Changes may occur.

Book an appointment

or come by during the opening hours.

We are located at the Georg Sverdrups house at Blindern, Library of the Humanities and the Social Sciences, ground floor.

Hva kan vi tilby?

  • We offer one-on-one consultations based on drafts or ideas for assignments.
  • Topics for the consultations could be, e.g., structure, problem formulation, argumentation, discussion, academic language, references and other issues.
  • The writing centre can also develop courses together with academic staff and academic services at the university.

NB: The writing centre staff does not proofread or discuss scientific content.


Oct. 18, 2018 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM , HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

A home for writing

Photo: Simen Kjellin, UiO

 To acquire an academic language means to develop a new identity within one's discipline, utilizing both the written and spoken word.

The writing centre at the UiO aims to support writers in their academic identity formation processes, and not simply "fix the text" of an assignment. Through activities such as consultations, writing workshops and various arrangements, we aim to become a "home for writing".

The Academic writing centre at the UiO belongs to the University of Oslo Library. The aim is to develop resources for the university as a whole, together with the departments and academic staff.

Contact us at an early stage of your writing process in order to develop your ideas!

Who are we?

Photo: Shane Colvin, UiO

The writing mentors are skilled and highly motivated students and teachers. They come from various subjects and are trained in writing pedagogy and counselling. Some of our mentors are native English speakers.

The centre is led by Ingerid S. Straume. She has a cross-disciplinary background, including writing studies and a PhD in the philosophy of education. Ingerid Straume has a lot of experience in supervision and giving courses in academic writing. She is a co-editor of Search & Write, and a published writer. 

Would you like to work at the writing centre? Please contact Ingerid Straume.

More information about the writing centre

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Contact us

Contact us if you have any questions, or to send us your draft by email at

You're also welcome to ask us questions on Facebook.