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Essential Skills Portal: Academic English

Academic English.

Quick Menu:    On-Campus Sessions    |    Online Sessions    |   1 to 1 Sessions   |   Virtual Drop-ins



Build your confidence and proficiency in Academic English as an international student.

Use the quick links above or scroll down to explore the non-credit modules available from the University English Scheme. You can also join the Blackboard site to access a wide range of online resources and worksheets.

For 1-1 advice and guidance on how to develop your writing skills, book a 1-1 appointment with an Academic Skills Advisor (available as telephone or online chat appointments).

For more information on any of the sessions listed below, visit the UES webpages, or email: deci@shu.ac.uk


 

On-Campus sessions for International Students

On Campus sessions for International Students
These sessions run weekly - for a full list of upcoming sessions this semester, visit Unihub.

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Grammar for International Students
These sessions run weekly - for a full list of upcoming sessions this semester, visit Unihub.

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Writing the Master's Dissertation for International Students
These sessions run weekly - for a full list of upcoming sessions this semester, visit Unihub.

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UES - Academic Speaking and Pronunciation (S&P)
These sessions run weekly - for a full list of upcoming sessions this semester, visit Unihub.

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Online sessions for International Students

UES – Online Bitesize Grammar
These sessions run weekly - for a full list of upcoming sessions this semester, visit Unihub.

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UES – Online Bitesize - Academic English (AE) for Undergraduates
These sessions run weekly - for a full list of upcoming sessions this semester, visit Unihub.

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UES – Online Bitesize - Academic English (AE) for Postgraduates
These sessions run weekly - for a full list of upcoming sessions this semester, visit Unihub.

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UES – Online Bitesize Academic English for International Doctorate students
These sessions run weekly - for a full list of upcoming sessions this semester, visit Unihub.

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1-1 Sessions - Academic English

International students can book a 30-minute 1-1 appointment with a specialist advisor to discuss any aspect of their Academic English. These appointments will take place online over Zoom.

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Virtual drop-ins

Do you have a quick question about your studies or research?

  • Searching for information about your assignment topic
  • Structuring your references
  • Starting to plan your essay
  • Looking to develop your critical writing
  • Choosing the correct tool for statistical analysis
  • Developing your research skills
  • Trying to format a Powerpoint presentation

Come along to our virtual drop-in sessions – instant answers to all your questions, all in one place!

No need to book - just drop in here: https://bit.ly/library-dropin

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About the drop-in team:

Academic Skills 

Advisers available to help you improve your academic writing skills – to help you understand how to interpret assignment titles and structure your work.  They will be able to help you plan your project and manage your time, alongside ensuring you are able to think and write critically. 

Library & Information Skills 

Librarians will be on hand to help you with searching specialist databases, finding relevant information and help you with your referencing style and techniques. 

Stats support

The Stats team can provide support to students from any course – helping you to understand statistical data and use statistical software tools in your studies and research projects.

Digital Skills

The Digital Team will help you get the best from our digital tools – such as how to format a long document in Word, how to automatically produce a table of contents, and how to organise your data in a spreadsheet.