Academic English classes

We run a programme of in-sessional Academic English Support classes (AES classes) to support students with English as an additional language. The programme is free of charge and aims to help you to achieve higher marks through the best use of your English language skills. 

AES classes are voluntary and run as non-credit modules alongside your compulsory modules.

Summer 2023

Over the summer term and summer vacation period we are offering a range of free online English language workshops. These include sessions on academic vocabulary development, writing coherently, and a series of workshops on conversational vocabulary. All sessions are bookable via Careerhub.

Module registration

If you are an eligible student with English as an additional language, you will be emailed a link to an AES Registration survey where you can identify Academic English Support classes that you would like to enrol onto. If you have not received an email by week 2, please email

Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive an enrolment confirmation email when you are enrolled onto your chosen module(s) (subject to demand) and the classes will appear on your timetable.

Additional Support


We offer a programme of workshops on a range of academic skills such as referencing, reading, using sources, and structuring an essay. These can be booked through CareerHub.

1:1 Academic Skills Appointments

We offer one-to-one academic skills appointments to help with any aspect of your studies.

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Need help?

If you need any further help and advice, please contact or visit the Student Services Hub who will be happy to assist you.