The Academic English Centre

The Academic English Centre provide help and support to international PGRs with various aspects of academic writing and speaking.  Upon arriving international PGRs will be asked to undertake an English language assessment.  This is not a test, but a way to tailor specific help and support because everyone’s needs are different.  The emphasis is on professional development rather than remedial help through a variety of free courses and interactive workshops in small groups, targeted specifically to the needs of international PGRs.

Some examples of these are:

  • Academic writing style
  • Academic speaking
  • Critical writing and argumentation
  • Writing literature reviews
  • Connecting your ideas in writing

PGRs can also book a one-to-one session to discuss writing, ask grammar questions, or practise presentations.  Researchers need to be able to communicate sophisticated information to both expert and non-expert audiences alike and The Academic English Centre will give you the tools to do this. Whatever your specific needs, the team look forward to supporting you during your research programme.

For more information and to book, login to SkillsForge.  Academic English support resources are also available via Brightspace within the Researcher Environment module.

To view brief descriptions of the courses and workshops, download the Example Course Descriptions of the Academic English Centre.

To contact the Academic English Centre email‌