Institute of Education


Academic Writing Centre

For postgraduate students in education studies.

Director: Dr Lesley Gourlay

Our centre provides support for UCL Institute of Education (IOE) students in the form of workshops and short courses (face to face and online), one-to-one tutorials (face to face, Skype or phone), online discussion forums, and online resources. Our sessions and resources are specifically designed to support postgraduate Academic Writing in Education 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

Senior Teaching Fellows
Louise Green
Ruth Jacklin
Katherine Koulle
Lesley Price
Jonathan Stoddart

Courses and Tutorials

We run workshops and courses throughout the year to help you with specific aspects of your writing.

Workshops and Courses

One-week and two-week workshops and courses, lasting 2-3 hours, which support Academic Writing development.


30 minute 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 can be face to face, via Skype or telephone.


All bookings for workshops, courses and tutorials are managed via our Bookings Portal, which includes information on when these are available.

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Writing Centre Online

This provides self-access resources from the Academic Writing Centre at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE):

The Q&A Forum

The Q&A forum offers a space for UCL Institute of Education students to ask and answer specific questions about Academic Writing.

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 postgraduate courses in Education or related disciplines.

Find out more about PASHE.