The Academic Writing Centre (AWC) was established in Athlone Institute of Technology in November 2015. The aim of the study which formed the basis of this report was to evaluate this new initiative which sought to promote excellence in academic writing, to determine the benefits offered and challenges faced by the service to date, and to seek information would help develop and improve the service.
Specifically this evaluation sought to identify:
1. the types of support provided to students;
2. student views on how their writing processes and practices have been changed;
3. the views of lecturing staff on whether and how the AWC has enhanced the writing of users;
4. any aspects of the service which needed to be revised or improved.