Royal Literary Fund Fellowship

Royal Literary Fund Fellows work with us as writing tutors to help you to strengthen your academic writing

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These appointments are available during semester time.

The Academic Skills Centre has two Royal Literary Fund Fellows working with us as writing tutors to help you to strengthen your academic writing through our free, confidential appointment service.

Our tutors work with the University through the UK-wide RLF Fellowship programme. 

A Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow is a professional, published author whose role as a writing tutor is to help any student or staff member, at any level, to strengthen their writing. We are fortunate to have two Fellows working with us as academic writing tutors: Peter Arnott and Garry MacKenzie.

Booking an appointment

Who can book an appointment?

  • students of any discipline, at any level of study (from first year to postgraduate)
  • staff member

Due to the charitable status of the Royal Literary Fund, its Academic Writing Fellows are only permitted to work with University of Dundee students who are currently living in the UK. If you currently live outside the UK, please book an online academic skills appointment and one of our ASC tutors will be happy to support you with your writing. 

How long is an appointment?

Each appointment is for 50 minutes. 

How do I book an appointment?

Find out availability and how to book an appointment with a Royal Literary Fellow (RLF)

Our RLF Fellows

Peter Arnott

Peter Arnott is one of Scotland's best-known playwrights, with many award-winning professional productions of his work starting in 1985 and extending into the present day, both in Scotland and further afield. He has teaching experience at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and has held workshops elsewhere in the world. He has mentored many new writers for the Playwrights' Studio, Scotland among others. He hopes to bring a playwright's awareness of an audience to his support of academic student writing in Dundee.

Read Peter Arnott's full bio

Garry MacKenzie

Garry MacKenzie is a writer living in Fife. He is the author of the non-fiction book Scotland: A Literary Guide for Travellers (Bloomsbury / I.B. Tauris, 2016) and the poetry collections Ben Dorain: a conversation with a mountain (The Irish Pages Press, 2021) and ring-net (Clutag Press, 2023). Ben Dorain was shortlisted for a Scottish National Book Award and longlisted for the Highland Book Prize. He teaches literature and creative writing in a variety of community and adult-education contexts.

Read Garry MacKenzie's full bio

Find out more about the Fellowship Scheme