The Writing Place

What do they do? 

As the name suggests, The Writing Place is about writing! But it offers more than just writing! At University, you will need to write (and think!) in a particular kind of way – we call this academic writing. When we talk about thinking, we mean critical thinking (and here again, this means a special way of thinking). Academic writing and critical thinking are vital skills for students to have and includes many aspects. At the Writing Place you will get one-on-one support from a Writing Place tutor to help you to understand, develop and improve these skills. This includes support with understanding academic concepts such as plagiarism, how to structure your essays and assignments, answering all parts of an essay question, how to use grammar correctly, and how to reference correctly using the different referencing styles that are used in the College. All you need to do is bring along a draft of your essay or assignment. 

The Writing Place Co-ordinator is Mr Liberty Mambondiani

Email address: 

Contact number is 031 260 2943/2898

The Writing Place has offices on all three campuses:

Howard College: Ground Floor, Main Library (EG Malherbe)
Pietermaritzburg: B6 (Basement), Old Main Building, Main campus
Edgewood: S202, Main Tutorial Building

Liberty Taurai Mambondiani

Liberty Mambondiani

Howard College • MTB basement

031 260 2943/2685 •

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using other people’s words or ideas without giving them credit, so that it looks as if they’re your own words or ideas.