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Grammarly at Westminster

The University of Westminster has subscribed to Grammarly for Education for all Westminster students and staff. 

You will be able to use Grammarly to check your writing for clarity and originality and to help you write in the different ways you are expected to write whilst at university such as essays, reports or emails. You will also be able to check your document if you are worried about unintentional plagiarism.

Setting up your Westminster Grammarly account

The University of Westminster has subscribed to the Grammarly for Education service and all students and staff can now access a premium Grammarly account for free. 

If you do not already have a Grammarly account... 

Set up access to the full version of Grammarly using this link. You will be redirected to a Westminster log-in page.  It is important to note that you must sign in using your Westminster ID in the following format w1234567@westminster.ac.uk.  This also applies if you have a @my.westminster.ac.uk email address.

If you already have a Grammarly account... 

If you used an email address associated with @westminster.ac.uk or @my.westminster.ac.uk to create your account, you can upgrade to the full Westminster Grammarly account by visiting this link.

However, if you created a free account using a personal email address such as Gmail, follow the instructions above for students who have not yet set up a Grammarly account.

If you have any problems, please get in touch with the AELD team at studentcentre@westminster.ac.uk for help.

image of the University of Westminster sign in page asking for your username and password

Troubleshooting

Having problems signing up for Westminster's Grammarly?

  • Check that you have used your Westminster Microsoft email address. This will be in the form of W1234567@westminster.ac.uk (W + first 7 digits of your ID).
  • Don't use the email format @my.westminster.ac.uk.

  • If you already have Grammarly (free or paid for), ensure that you are signed out of your account; exit the app; ensure it’s not running, and reboot your machine.
  • Use the incognito window to sign up.
  • Sign up to Grammarly using a laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone

Where is Grammarly available?

Grammarly is available on Windows and Mac, working across web and desktop apps like Google Drive and MS Office. You can also access Grammarly on your mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, and Android) by downloading and installing the mobile versions. 

Check that your operating system is compatible.

Getting Started

Once you create and activate your Grammarly account, the Grammarly dashboard will appear at https://app.grammarly.com/

Take the quick tour under My Grammarly and work through the getting started checklist

Grammarly Editor

With a Westminster account, you will have access to a web based editor area where you can create, upload, and manage your documents. Access the Grammarly Editor at https://app.grammarly.com/

GrammarlyGo

Grammarly also includes access to ‘GrammarlyGO’, a generative AI writing assistant that operates similarly to ‘CHATGPT’. However, ‘GrammarlyGO’ is uniquely equipped with various guardrails that align with our University's policies. This ensures that you can make the most of generative AI in legitimate ways aligned with the University’s policy and guidance on the use of Generative AI.

If you need any help related to 'GrammarlyGo', please check the GrammarlyGo webpage

How can I use GrammarlyGo in my Assignment

GenAi can be a powerful tool to help you with your academic work and can be used responsibly to help you improve your writing.

You can use GrammarlyGo for

  • Generating ideas
  • Summarising an idea or text
  • Writing outlines 
  • Paraphrasing your work
  • Proof Reading for you
  • Reviewing your work and suggesting alternatives
  • Feedback on your writing
  • Creating study aids

There's more detailed information on the Grammarly blog page

What's the difference between the different versions of Grammarly

Premium has 1,000 prompts per month and Grammarly for Education allows 2,000 per month per user.