Academic English workshops

Our Academic English workshops are freely available to all registered students at The University of Manchester.

These workshops have been both an excellent refresher and a huge confidence boost! The element of flipped learning was great; it allowed me to prepare for the workshop so I could go in with confidence… I also really appreciated the opportunity to attend remotely, and I was impressed that the online workshops were very interactive and engaging!

Postgraduate student / MA Classics & History, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures

We’re ready to support you in 2021-2022. Our workshops cover the key skills you need to succeed – with various options for studying online.

Our academic writing workshops are specialised for each Faculty, with the aim of giving you the particular support you need to write successfully. We offer a total of eight workshops, conveniently grouped into blocks of four, and covering key topics such as writing with academic style, organising your ideas and explaining your position.

To complement these, we recommend our two blocks of four workshops on academic grammar, getting you up to speed with the finer points of sentence structure, emphasising ideas and dealing with uncertainty.

We believe that attending these workshops will make a significant contribution to your performance on your main study programme and help you achieve your full academic potential.

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Academic writing

These weekly writing workshops are delivered in two blocks of four classes. They will start during the week beginning 27 September, and then they will be repeated during the week beginning 25 October. We advise that you attend one block of classes at a time (e.g. do not attend Substance and Style classes and Text and Meaning classes in the same week). Once you have chosen your faculty and class, click register and log in. You will be taken to another website and the dates of the available blocks will be listed at the bottom of the page, where you can click apply. 

Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health

Course outline Biology, Medicine & Health

Substance and Style block

These two classes are identical: please choose one only.

Tuesday 16.00 - 17.30: register

Wednesday 16.00 - 17.30: register

Text and Meaning block

These two classes are identical: please choose one only.

Wednesday 14.00 - 15.30: register

Thursday 16.00 - 17.30: register

Faculty of Humanities

Course outline Humanities

Surface and Depth block

These two classes are identical: please choose one only.

Tuesday 16.00 - 17.30: register

Wednesday 16.00 - 17.30: register

Making Meaning block

These two classes are identical: please choose one only.

Wednesday 14.00 - 15.30: register

Thursday 16.00 - 17.30: register

Faculty of Science & Engineering

Course outline Science & Engineering

Substance and Style block

These two classes are identical: please choose one only.

Tuesday 16.00 - 17.30: register

Wednesday 16.00 - 17.30: register

Text and Meaning block

These two classes are identical: please choose one only.

Wednesday 14.00 - 15.30: register

Thursday 16.00 - 17.30: register

Academic grammar

These weekly writing workshops are delivered in two blocks of four classes. They will start during the week beginning 27 September, and then they will be repeated during the week beginning 25 October. We advise that you attend one block of classes at a time (i.e. do not attend Sentence Fundamentals and Colour and Shade classes in the same week). Once you have chosen a class, click register and log in. You will be taken to another website and the dates of the available blocks will be listed at the bottom of the page, where you can click apply. 

Course outline grammar

Sentence Fundamentals block

These two classes are identical: please choose one only.

Tuesday 16.00 - 17.30: register

Wednesday 16.00 - 17.30: register

Colour and Shade block

These two classes are identical: please choose one only.

Wednesday 14.00 - 15.30: register

Thursday 16.00 - 17.30: register

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