The NWU Writing Centre is dedicated to the improvement of student academic writing. Developing one’s writing skills does not end at a university level, but is a lifelong skill and an invaluable tool for effective communication. The Writing Centre assists students in planning and structuring their written assignments. It is also a safe space in which students are assisted to become more confident in their own academic voice. To achieve this, the NWU has a number of consultants who assist students during consultations. This service is free of charge and students are welcome to make appointments with a consultant at any one of the three campuses’ writing centres.