Edinburgh University Students’ Association set up a proof reading scheme so that international students could receive support from their peers. Native English-speaking student volunteers received training in how to proofread without contravening plagiarism regulations.
Non-native English speakers can send their work to be proof read through the service to be checked. The scheme has been very successful.
The proof reading service at EUSA operates alongside two other peer support projects at EUSA aimed at helping international students: an International Buddy Project and a Tandem English Café where students can learn languages from each other.