UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Academic communication support and resources at UCL

There is a range of services and resources available across UCL to support you with your academic writing and speaking.
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UCL Academic Communication Centre (ACC)

The UCL Academic Communication Centre is a support service to enhance UCL students’ discipline-specific writing and speaking skills. The ACC works closely with UCL faculties to develop tailored workshops and tutorials for native and non-native English speakers.

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The Writing Lab

The Writing Lab is a service offered through the ACC which provides support in academic writing and research skills for students in Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences, the Bartlett, and Psychology & Language Sciences (PALS).

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IOE Academic Writing Centre

The IOE Academic Writing Centre provides support for IOE students in the form of short courses (face-to-face and online), one-to-one tutorials (face-to-face, Skype or phone), online discussion forums and online resources.

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Language + Writing Support Programme, Students' Union UCL

The Language + Writing Support programme is run by the Students' Union UCL for international students. Peer Tutors run different activities to assist non-native English speaking students with their academic writing and speaking.

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Library Skills @ UCL

UCL Library Services provide face-to-face training and online learning resources to support you with your academic writing and research, including workshops on how to evaluate, reference and manage information.

Self-Access Centre SAC at CLIE

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)

A wide range of online materials and resources are available through The CLIE Self-Access Centre, including books, online exercises, films and documentaries.

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Introduction to Academic Integrity

Introduction to Academic Integrity is a short Moodle course to develop good academic practice, which includes information on plagiarism, how to reference accurately and where to find sources and support. 

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Survey of English Usage

The Survey of English Usage features a series of mobile apps, available for iOS and Android, including: academic writing, spelling and punctuation, and grammar.

To suggest other services or resources for this page, please contact acc@ucl.ac.uk