Writing help for PhD candidates

Discover the range of services available to PhD candidates at Radboud University to help you improve your writing

Session with a PhD writing coach

Are you working on your thesis and do you have questions about how to write it? Then make an appointment to chat to a writing coach from Radboud Writing Lab.

As a PhD candidate at Radboud University or Radboudumc, you are entitled to five free 45-minute sessions with a writing coach per year. Your writing coach is also a PhD candidate but in a different field. This facilitates an equal and informal session. The sessions can take place either on campus or online.

What a writing coach doesn’t do


Correct texts

A writing coach does not revise texts. If you want to have your text corrected or checked, you can contact Radboud in’to Languages, for example.

Check the subject matter

A writing coach does not check the content of your research; that is the responsibility of your supervisor.

Check the methodology

A writing coach will not help you set up and analyse your research methodology and statistics. This is not one of the writing coach’s tasks.

Online Writing Days

You may find that progress on your PhD project starts to slow down as you take on more and more extra tasks. An Online Writing Day can give your thesis a real boost!

Participation is free of charge. As a PhD candidate, you can take part in the Writing Day as many times as you want. The Writing Days are in English.


Questions? Contact the Radboud Writing Lab.

Or sign up for our writinglab [at] ru.nl (subject: Aanmelden%20nieuwsbrief%20Writing%20Lab, body: Graag%20wil%20ik%20me%20aanmelden%20voor%20de%20nieuwsbrief%20van%20het%20Radboud%20Writing%20Lab.%20) (newsletter)

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