Academic English workshops

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

I strengthened my confidence for academic writing even more by attending the Academic Success programme… I cannot recommend the Academic Success programme enough to anyone who would like straightforward, supportive guidance with writing. I look forward now to handing in a dissertation I am proud of thanks to their time and energy.

Postgraduate student / MA Humanitarianism and Conflict Response, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

We’re ready to support you in 2020-2021. 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 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.

Master’s students – your October induction

We’re running a special version of these academic writing and academic grammar workshops in weeks beginning 5th and 12th October 2020. We’re aiming at a total of eight academic writing workshops and eight academic grammar workshops to get you ready for the year ahead.

We know how important speaking and pronunciation are too, and intend to run our hugely popular workshops again this year. Details to be confirmed soon.

FAQs - academic success programme (PDF)

Academic writing

What is 'good' academic writing? How can you improve your academic writing?  We all think about these questions, and so the University Language Centre offers specialised academic writing workshops for each Faculty, covering the essentials of academic writing.

ULC Academic Writing Course Outline: Humanities SEM1 

ULC Academic Writing Course Outline: Science & Engineering SEM1 

Academic grammar

Our Grammar workshops range from the basics of sentence structure to more advanced points about emphasis and nuance.

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