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UWC Writing Centre

The University of the Western Cape’s Writing Centre aims to help students develop their academic reading and writing practices in a constructive and supportive academic space. Trained peer writing tutors help students develop, revise and refine their writing assignments before it is submitted for assessment. Our tutors collaborate with the students through asking questions, engaging in discussion, and giving advice and guidance. This is mainly done through one-on-one or group consultations. All services are free of charge.

The Writing Centre also provides advice and support to staff about developing students’ writing. We offer workshops on academic writing and topics such as referencing on request from lecturers.

While the main focus of the Writing Centre is on undergraduate students, we assist students at all levels of study with their writing. Postgraduate students who need support for their studies, which is not specifically writing-related, should approach the Postgraduate Enrolment and Throughput Programme (PET.)

To book a consultation at the Writing Centre, you can:

  • Visit the Centre and book an appointment
  • Send an email request to Ms Bronwen Roux at
  • Call 021 959 2404
People – The Writing Centre Office
Contact: Dr Arona Dison

Contact: Mrs Bronwen Roux


Dr Arona Dison
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Dr Arona Dison is the Coordinator of the Writing Centre and Learning and Teaching Specialist in the Directorate of Learning, Teaching and Student Success at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

As a Learning and Teaching Specialist, she teaches professional development courses for lecturers. She also teaches on the Inter-institutional Postgraduate Diploma Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGDip TL HE).

She has many years of experience working in academic development with students and staff in Higher Education. She graduated with a Doctorate in Higher Education Studies from UWC in 2007 and her thesis was on Research Capacity Development of Individuals in Three University Research Centres. Her research interests include academic literacies, political ethics of care, writing centres, formative feedback and professional development of academic staff.
Mrs Bronwen Roux

Mrs. Bronwen Roux is an Administrative Officer in the Writing Centre in the Directorate of Learning, Teaching & Student Success.

Bronwen holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of South Africa (UNISA). She has a demonstrated history of working in secondary and higher education and is passionate about learning and development.

Her primary responsibilities include managing and maintaining the online booking system, assisting the Writing Centre coordinator with tutors, organisational responsibilities, purchasing and budgetary management, and facilitating student and tutor relations.