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Academic Writing Centre

Supporting students in education studies.

Director: Dr David Mallows

Our centre provides support for IOE students in the form of workshops, webinars, one-to-one tutorials, writing retreats and online resources. Our sessions and resources are specifically designed to support academic writing in Education and related disciplines.


We continue to offer online academic writing support in the form of webinars, online writing retreats, online tutorials and self-access resources.

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

Study with us

Workshops, webinars, tutorials and writing retreats

We run workshops, webinars, tutorials and writing retreats throughout the year, including during evenings and Saturdays, to help you with specific aspects of your writing.

Workshops and webinars

Webinars which support academic writing development.

One-to-one tutorials

One-to-one tutorials during which you can discuss aspects of your writing with an Academic Writing Centre Senior Teaching Fellow. One-to-one tutorials are currently available online via Microsoft Teams.

Writing retreats

One-, two- or three-day writing retreats scheduled throughout the academic year and summer. A structured space (currently available online) is provided in which you can complete your writing in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, sharing writing challenges and progress with peers.


Bookings for tutorials are made via the UCL Moodle, which also includes further information on our provision. All IOE students are automatically enrolled onto the Academic Writing Centre UCL Moodle.

    Preparation for Academic Studies in Higher Education

    The summer course in Preparation for Academic Studies in Higher Education (PASHE) is specially designed for IOE students intending to undertake courses in Education or related disciplines.


    Writing Centre Online

    This provides open self-access resources from the Academic Writing Centre at IOE:

    Moodle Self-Access Resources 

    These resources are available for IOE students via UCL Moodle:


    Academic Writing Seminar Series