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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 to new students on taught postgraduate programmes, and you are welcome to join these.  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 proofreading service.  We will look at sections of your work and advise on areas for further development.

Postgraduate Tutors

Carol Bailey

Carol Bailey co-ordinates the International Academy's postgraduate provision across the University, and works with postgraduate students in the School of Sciences, School of Pharmacy, School of Mathematics and Computing Science and the Institute of Community and Society.



 Sarah Girling

Sarah Girling works with postgraduates in the Institute of Education, School of Art, School of Humanities, and School of Performing Arts.



Cecilia Jones 2

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



Frank Lajko works with postgraduates in the Business School and Law School


You can find a range of online English language resources in our open Canvas course here.