UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


UCL Academic Communication Centre

The UCL Academic Communication Centre (ACC) supports UCL students to develop their academic language and literacies. We assist students of all language backgrounds, across faculties, at all levels of study, to communicate more effectively in their discipline. We work closely with UCL academic departments and faculties to develop tailored support.

Academic Writing Seminar

29 February 2024

Join this event to hear Cathy Morand examine how scaffolding facilitates the potentially transformative role of academic writing tutorials in students' development as writers. It’s on Zoom, free, and open to all. Find out more and book your place.

The ACC is a part of the Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE).

For students

You can come to us directly for one-to-one tutorials, workshops and courses on, for example, critical reading, academic writing and oral communication.

Select your faculty tile below for further information on the support available to you (check which faculty you are in).

You can also access all ACC support via the ACC Moodle.

For staff

We work closely with academic staff to design provision to further develop students' ability and confidence to communicate ideas and research.

We design our provision in collaboration with you to embed academic language and literacies in your teaching.

Collaborate with us to incorporate academic language and literacies into your module or programme.


Featured resources

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

Please see further resources on our dedicated Moodle.

Writing essays

Here are the ACC's top tips for writing essays


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.