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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. 

Undergraduate

Support includes:

  • Credit-bearing modules: Academic Writing in English and English Language Skills for Academic Purposes
  • Academic communication workshops
  • One-to-one tutorials
  • 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
    • One-to-one tutorials
    • Online resources
    • Writing retreats

      Postgraduate Research

      Support includes:

      • Writing your PhD Thesis 
      • Pronunciation and Academic Discussions
      • Academic Presentations and Pronunciation    
      • Preparing for your Viva
      • Online resources
      • Writing retreats

      Select your faculty page below for further information on the support available to you (check which faculty you are in). Access all our support via the ACC Moodle.

      Featured resources

      Whether you are writing your first essay, planning your dissertation, or preparing a presentation, we also have online resources to support you.

      Writing essays

      Here are the ACC's top tips for writing essays

      Referencing

      UCL Library guidance on referencing and avoiding plagiarism

       

      Writing dissertations/research projects

      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. 

      Ebooks on academic communication

      A list of ebooks curated by the ACC in collaboration with UCL Library Services, available from Explore in categories including Academic Writing, Research Methods, Critical Thinking, Presentations, Literature Reviews, Systematic Reviews and Statistics among others.