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In-sessional English language support

Taking a university course means that you will need to meet the demands of lectures, seminars and assignments.  If English is not your first language, you may find these difficult tasks even more challenging.

English Language Programmes’ In-sessional team is here to help and provides English language support for current international students.  We can support you with advice on the skills you need for academic study in the UK.

There is currently in-house support for the following groups:

  • Undergraduates and postgraduates in Architecture (ARCHI)
  • Undergraduates and postgraduates in Business (CARBS)
  • Postgraduates in Computer Science and Informatics (COMSC)
  • Undergraduates and postgraduates in Engineering (ENGIN)
  • Postgraduates in Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
  • Postgraduates in Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC)
  • Undergraduates and postgraduates in Law (LAWPL)
  • Postgraduates in the School of Music (MUSIC)
  • Postgraduates in Social Sciences (SOCSI)
  • Postgraduates in Dermatology (DERM)

Support classes in Schools focus on key areas such as reading and academic writing skills, appropriate use of sources, and oral communication skills.

Other students can join our Open Access programmes. We run classes in:

  • Academic Writing for Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Academic Writing for Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Academic Writing for Physical Sciences and Engineering

These classes run in the Autumn and Spring Semesters.

One-to-one tutorials are an opportunity to discuss English language problems with an English language tutor on a one-to-one basis.

Tutorial sessions are conducted throughout the academic year (term time only) using Microsoft Teams.

Online interactive English lessons in Academic Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar are also available on the Student Intranet.

Students in Schools with in-house support will be invited to complete a short diagnostic questionnaire during induction. They will then receive an email advising them if they have been allocated to a class.

Students can enrol for Open Access classes or book a one-to-one tutorial via our Student Intranet pages.

Full information about classes and enrolment will be available on the Student Intranet at the start of the new academic year.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at: