Writing Centre


We help undergraduates learn how to write for their disciplines and for research.  We also collaborate with staff to embed writing in their modules and to improve their research writing.  

What is a writing consultation

Learning how to write for university modules can be a difficult task. One place to obtain help is at MUT’s Writing Centre. Students can book a free, 50 minute, one-on-one session with a trained writing assistant, who can provide support with the following: 

  • Understanding the assignment questions;
  • Developing an academic argument;
  • Supporting your argument with academic sources;
  • Paraphrasing and referencing; and
  • Reformulating and revising written drafts.

Appointments for writing consultation are booked via Writing Centre Online

1. Register for an account:

2. Book an appointment:



To promote academic excellence the writing centre has a series of generic workshops that are conducted throughout the year topics for workshops include: Writing for academic purposes: Analysing assignment questions, writing with clarity: Proofreading with precision, writing with integrity: Using scholarly sources effectively,
Working with disciplinary staff the WC also facilitates discipline focused academic workshops.

Writing Resources

Academic writing is a challenging process that requires writers to consult various writing resources. Here are some links that assist you in writing your next paper:
Mut Reference guide: Mangosuthu University of Technology Library Services Referencing Guide.docx
Writing Lab resources: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/
Understanding the assignment sheet Power point slides



Mr Ntuthuko Mhlongo
Dr Nondumiso Shabangu


WC Practitioner
WC Practitioner

Tel No/Ext:

WhatsApp Us On:
079 020 0172