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Unit 1: Finding your feet as a researcher

Academic English Language Skills Drop-In


Want to improve your academic English?

This drop-in session  is aimed at all research students for whom English is not their first language.  Most enquiries we receive are about writing but we can also help with other aspects – for example if someone is attending a conference and wants to brush up on their presentation skills. 

We can help to resolve any grammar problems, advise on paraphrasing, summarising and synthesising texts, becoming more ‘critical’, referencing and many other issues

There’s no need to book – just come along with the work you want to discuss.

Facilitator: Postgraduate Academic English Language Development Team, The International Academy


Date Time Venue

Thursday 29th November, 2018 

15:45 – 17:15MD165
Friday 14th December, 2018 11:00- 13:00 MD163
 Tuesday 15th January, 2019 11:00 - 13:00  MD163 
 Friday 12th April, 2019 10:00 - 12:00  MD205 
 Friday 3rd May, 2019 10:00 - 12:00  MD163 
 Tuesday 4th June, 2019 13:00 - 15:00   MD163

Vitae RDF descriptors addressed in this session are:

Knowledge and intellectual abilities (A)
This domain contains the knowledge and intellectual abilities needed to be able to carry out excellent research.

  • Knowledge base (A1)
  • Creativity (A3)

Engagement, influence and impact (D)
This domain contains the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage with, influence and impact on the academic, social, cultural and economic context.

  • Communication and dissemination (D2)