Academic Writing Centre
For Postgraduate Students in Education Studies
Director: Dr Lesley Gourlay
Our centre provides support for IOE students in the form of short courses (face to face and online), one-to-one tutorials (face to face, Skype or phone), online discussion forums, and online resources. Our classes and resources are specifically designed to support postgraduate writing in educational studies.
We support both home and international students, and also offer pre-sessional support to students who have yet to commence their study at the Institute.
" The Academic Writing Centre made a huge difference to my experience studying at the IOE. Their classes really helped me develop my writing and I improved my ability to understand and critique my reading. I feel like I got more out of it as a result. They were one of the best parts of my whole MA. – Nina, Early Years Education MA
- Our staff
Director of Centre
Dr Lesley Gourlay
Academic Writing Centre Coordinator
Academic Writing Centre Tutors
Lecturer in Academic Writing
See UCL Research Portal, IRIS for more information about our researchers, publications, activities, groups and themes.
- Courses and Tutorials
We offer 4-week long courses and 2-week long workshops throughout the Autumn and Spring terms and for the first part of the Summer term to help you with specific aspects of your writing.
Once a week for 4 weeks (in most cases).
For students needing one-to-one help with their writing we offer 30 minute tutorials where you can review aspects of your work with an Academic Writing Centre tutor. If you are unable to attend in person these can also be conducted by telephone or Skype.
All bookings are managed via our Bookings Portal which includes information on when we offer appointments.
Note the following before you attempt to register for a course:
- Only current registered UCL Institute of Education students are eligible
- Each student may attend only one course per rotation unless stated otherwise
- You will be informed of the course classrooms after registration
- You are not registered on a course until you receive confirmation from the Administrator.
- Bookings portal (UCL moodle)
- Writing Centre Online
The Writing Centre Online provides self-access resources and advice for academic writing in education studies.
- The Q&A Forum
The Q&A forum is for all UCL Institute of Education students to ask specific questions about academic writing or assignment criteria.
- Doctoral student writing discussion forum
The forum will return for the academic year 2016-2017 in September 2016.
To register your interest, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you in September.
- Preparation for Academic Studies in Higher Education
The summer course in Preparation for Academic Studies in Higher Education (PASHE) is specially designed for students intending to undertake postgraduate courses in Education or related disciplines.