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UCL Academic Communication Centre

The UCL Academic Communication Centre (ACC) is a support service to enhance UCL students’ discipline-specific writing and speaking skills. We work closely with UCL academic departments and faculties to develop tailored workshops, classes and tutorials for native and non-native English speakers.

Welcome to the ACC! We have a range of resources to support you during your studies. Please click on your faculty tile below to find out what support is available to you. We have been fully online since March 2020 and student feedback has been excellent. We will continue to be online until further notice.

Undergraduate

Support includes:

  • Credit-bearing modules: Academic Writing in English and English Language Skills for Academic Purposes
  • Academic communication workshops
  • Online resources
  • Writing retreats
    Postgraduate Taught

    Support includes:

    • Credit-bearing modules: Academic Writing in English and English Language Skills for Academic Purposes
    • Courses and workshops in academic writing, presentations and dissertation writing
    • Online resources
    • Writing retreats
    • One-to-one tutorials
      Postgraduate Research

      Support includes (through the doctoral school):

      • Thesis-writing       
      • Pronunciation and Public Speaking     
      • Online resources
      • Writing retreats

      VIRTUAL EVENT: The ear of the writer: a multidisciplinary perspective on academic writing (as part of a regular monthly series on academic writing)

      Support for writing

      Essay writing: Top tips!

      Here are the ACC's top tips for writing essays!

      Self-Access Centre

      The Self-Access Centre has further resources.

       

      Longer projects & dissertations

      If you are writing a longer piece of work, you may find this Moodle course useful on research and writing skills for projects and dissertations.

      Writing retreats

      Would you like some (virtual) space to write in a supportive and structured environment? Join one of our writing retreats.

      Select your faculty page below for further information on the support available to you. Check which faculty you are in.