“Thank you for your support and advice throughout my MA. Your constructive, supportive and timely feedback has helped me develop my confidence both as a writer and as a novice researcher. When my writing is good, you say it’s good, but similarly, when my writing needs further work, you tell me, offering suggestions on how to improve the academic language, signposting and expression or development of ideas. Above all, I think your advice has enabled me to better understand the writing and editing process, and write with the reader in mind.” Rachel, MA Applied Linguistics, Birmingham, UK.

“Thanks to your kind help on my first chapter, my paper produced from the first chapter is accepted by the conference and I will deliver a twenty-minute presentation there.”  Feicheng, China, PhD Economics

“Your writing group has been very instrumental to my development as a researcher. The very objective and critical feedbacks I received, the group cohesion, and of course your very helpful and supportive disposition, have helped me greatly.”  Felix, Nigeria, PhD Digital Economics

“I just wanted to send you an email to let you know how useful the Writing Group has been for me this semester. The proof reading activity we did for the first few weeks has had a huge affect on how I approach my writing and produce my chapters which is especially important for the stage I am at now. I was really careful about how I use words such as “thus” “however” etc.. I am grateful for the change that the Writing Group has made on my writing and really looking forward to the sessions in the next semester.”  Jianjun, China, PhD Computer Science

“The understanding and suggestions your kindly gave are highly appreciated. The journey is tough but, as you said, it worth the effort as it makes me learn a lot of not only academic but also life.”   Xi Gao, China, PhD Civil Engineering

“I am writing this email to express my sincere gratitude for your effort to improve the structure of my PhD thesis. I do appreciate the time you spent reviewing my writings.  I would like to inform you that I had successfully passed my PhD viva with minor corrections.  I have already completed my corrections and will submit the hard-bound copies to the Graduate School.  And, I will be attending to my graduation ceremony held in July.  The achievement of my thesis would not have been possible without your kind assistance. Thank you very much. “​  Kam Hoe YIN, Malaysia, PhD Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Dear Lynda, You have to know that the writing group I was in was an important part of my PhD. Your help was significant, as stated in my thesis acknowledgement. I’ve learnt a great deal from you about academic writing as well as teaching, facilitating and motivating learners. Now when I am helping my students with their English I very often think of you and your kind but strict approaches. I wish more people can benefit from your intelligence and expertise as I have. So please keep doing what you’re good at!  Dr. Li (Lily) CAI   蔡莉, School of Education ,University of Nottingham China Campus Email: [email protected]Lecturer in English Language Education, South University of Science and Technology of China Email: [email protected]