Academic English Language Development for PhD Students

As a research student you already have a good mastery of the English language.  However, writing transfer documents, funding bids and academic papers requires a high degree of accuracy and attention to style.  Our team of postgraduate tutors can help you polish your English and better achieve your goals.

In each School/Faculty we offer academic English language workshops for new students on taught postgraduate programmes, which you are welcome to join.  The workshops cover topics such as writing from sources, oral presentation skills, grammar/punctuation and academic style.  You can also book individual consultations to review your work in progress.

Note: we do NOT provide a full proof-reading service. We will look at sections of your work and advise on areas for further development.

You can also find a range of links and online resources at our Canvas course for Academic English Language Skills.

Postgraduate Tutors ‌

Carol Bailey

Carol Bailey co-ordinates the International Academy's postgraduate provision across the University, and works with postgraduate students in Biological Sciences, Computing, Health, Mathematics and Pharmaceutical Sciences.



 Sarah Girling

Sarah Girling works with postgraduates in the Faculty of Arts and Intstitute of Education.



‌Cecilia Jones 2

Cecilia Jones works with postgraduates in the School of Architecture and Built Environment and the School of Engineering



 A Novoselova

Anastasia Novoselova works with postgraduates in the fields of Law, Leisure and Hospitality Management.



Frank Lajko works with postgraduates in the Wolverhampton Business School.