Academic Language and Literacy
Nobody is born speaking academic English. It is something you will need to learn, whether or not English is your first language. Our Academic Language and Literacy sessions help postgraduate taught students succeed in their studies.
Every course has its own academic culture and style of communication. We have worked with schools to create course-specific sessions, designed to help you meet expectations and communicate effectively.
What you will learn
Looking at feedback given to previous students, you will develop strategies to fulfil subject lecturers' expectations. You will also study academic language specific to your course.
Most sessions last around two hours. You will work in small groups, using active and practical learning methods. There will be opportunities to ask questions, discuss any issues and practise everything you learn.
Academic Language and Literacy sessions bear no credits and are not formally assessed.
Which schools we work with
We collaborate with Schools and Faculties across the University. In 2021/22, the following will be offering Academic Language and Literacy sessions on various programmes within each School or Department:
- School of Accounting and Finance
- School of Arts
- School of Biochemistry
- School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
- School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths
- School of Economics
- School of Education
- Centre for Functional Nanomaterials
- School of Geographical Sciences
- School of Humanities
- Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Bristol Law School
- School of Management
- Bristol Medical School
- School of Modern Languages
- School for Policy Studies
- School of Psychological Science
- School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
- Bristol Veterinary School
If you are eligible for an Academic Language and Literacy session, you will find registration details on Blackboard.
Please contact Academic-Lang-Lit-PG@bristol.ac.uk with any questions.