About the Center

The Writing Centre is exclusively designed to help students and staff to develop impeccable writing and oral skills. Strathmore University prides itself on nurturing the whole person and the Writing Centre complements this mission by ensuring that besides acquiring technical skills in their respective areas, individuals are also well-polished in soft skills. These soft skills are without a doubt invaluable in the acquisition of any job, it’s retention as well as in daily life.

Recording Studio

The Writing Centre Recording Studio is an initiative of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with the core mandate of developing and equipping students pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BAC) with knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the media and public relations industry. Further, the modern and fully equipped digital audio studio offers services to individuals and organizations in:

  • Video production
  • Audio recording and editing
  • Podcast production
  • Photography
  • Transcription

At the Centre, we host paid training programmes for High school leavers, foreign students, individuals and organizations in our areas of specialty. Further, tailored training programmes based on the needs of our clients are designed.

STAFF

The Centre has a team of seasoned Communication skills experts who will guide you at your pace, to address your needs. Their rich experience in dealing with numerous individuals in this field gives them a head start in handling communication skills needs of any nature.

DR. ARBOGAST

Head Of Writing Centre

Dr. BEATRICE

Lecturer

DR. ESTHER

Subject Head BAC

STEPHEN MWANGI

Doctoral Fellow

HEZRON OTIENO

Producer/Studio Technician.

FAQ's

Who may visit the Writing Centre?
The Writing Centre is open to all students (undergraduate and graduate), staff and non-university persons who may be interested in sharpening their communication skills
Are the services at the Writing Centre charged?
At the moment, undergraduate students are not charged for any service; graduate students, staff and other individuals or groups will be charged depending on the nature and extent of their work.
When can I visit the Centre?
The Writing Centre is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm. You however need to make an appointment first before you are attended to at the Centre
Where are you located?
The Writing Centre is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Centre.
How can I book an appointment at the Centre?
Appointments can be made through walk-ins; by calling our office line-extension 2119; or email writingcentre@strathmore.edu
How many sessions do I need if I would like to improve a particular skill?
The number of sessions one will take will depend on the nature of the problem. While one person may take one session (of at least an hour); another may need several sessions to adequately deal with the matter at hand.
Can I discuss my academic assignment with the facilitators at the Centre?
The Writing Centre helps students respond to their assignments in an academic manner; but not to specifically answer the assignment questions.
Can I refer students/anyone with communications skills to the Writing Centre?
Certainly. Whether you are a lecturer or student, you may advise someone who has communications skills’ need to visit our office for further assistance.
Is the Writing Centre for those struggling with language issues?
Not at all. Even the best of communication experts would benefit from the Centre. A discussion on your intended topic of research, for example, helps shed light on fuzzy areas that the researcher may not be aware of. Everyone certainly needs the Writing Centre.
Do you have special workshops and sessions on various communication skills?
From time to time, the Writing Centre organizes training and sessions on topics such as ‘Academic Writing’, ‘Public Speaking’ among others. These sessions normally have a specified audience. We post notices on these sessions on university notice our website and university notice boards.

TESTIMONIALS

I learned about the writing centre from Mrs Beatrice Njeru in 2012 when she informed me about the purpose for which it was being set up and the objectives it sought to achieve. At the Writing Centre I sought help in modifying my relevant work documents which are Curriculum Vitae and cover-letter. I also went there to seek training on the interview process as I had little experience with the interviewing environment. It was a really good experience to work with all the trainers at the Writing Centre. They were all very cooperative and managed to find time to fit us into their busy schedules. I was able to interact with them on a personal level.

ALUMNI: Daniel Ndiba
Britam

My experience with the Audio Visual and Photography Production (AVPP) course was outstanding, and I enjoyed every bit of it. I joined the programme in March 2020, and in a short span of 2 weeks, I had already learned a lot, including IP rights, ad scripting, interview technique, photography, videography and audio production, and editing. But the biggest highlight was meeting industry heavyweights such as Dan Mule & Fidel Maithya. As I continue to pursue my career in marketing, I know I will be able to use these skills in future. My recommendation: If you have the opportunity to enroll for this, don't hesitate, you won't regret it!

STUDENT: Brian Mwaura
Strathmore University BCOM Student

I learnt about the Writing Centre from a friend and from an advertisement in the school's notice board. I needed to go through a mock interview session so as to improve on interview skills. At first, it was challenging (I was afraid of doing the panel interview and it affected how I spoke during the session and my ability to respond well to questions). However, with time I was able to master courage and confidence and believe in myself and the answers I gave during the interview. Apart from that, the session helped me learn the importance of being knowledgeable in my field of study and also in areas that don't involve my studies.

STUDENT: Jacinta Matata
Alumni

The writing Centre has helped me to realize that what is most important about public speaking is not the training required but the attitude change towards it. I approached the Writing Centre after viewing posters on the university notice boards as I wanted to improve my public speaking skills. Beatrice Njeru,one of the facilitators sat with me through a number of sessions and helped me establish the root of my problem with public speaking. She then helped me to see that the most important skill I could acquire is an attitude change towards speaking before people. I can state that my class presentations have improved greatly.

STAFF: Mary Moraa Aming’a
Graduate Assistant

I was in need of some help in preparing for a job interview. Approaching the writing Centre was easy for me as I have interacted with most of the staff on different occasions. The sessions they took me through were so helpful and relevant. They reviewed my CV and even organized a mock interview for me. So relevant was the mock interview that I was shocked when I was asked the same questions in the real job interview! I would encourage everyone who desires to improve their communications skills to visit the Writing Centre for help

STAFF: Mercy Atieno
Administrator

I approached the Writing Centre because I wanted to know how to use Turn-it-in at an advanced level. I found the staff competent and very willing to train. The information on turn-it-in was useful as I was also able to receive the practical training in using the turn-it-in website. Some of the skills I learnt were on how to set up assignments and place a rubric in the system in such a way that students can mark for each other. This enables one to gauge the level of learning going on in the class

STAFF: Dr. Virginia Gichuru
Dean of Research