The following sites offer a range of academic resources to support you with your English language development:


BBC Learning English: An excellent site with a broad range of resources for non-native students.

British Council: The UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

COVID-19: An international student’s guide to UK university study during COVID-19

English Page: Offers free grammar and vocabulary exercises, and topical tutorials. Also available are reading exercises, dictionaries and other resources for intermediate and advanced learners of English.

Foreign Students: A platform to help foreign students find academic courses and employment in the UK. Site also features a directory of UK universities.

Guardian University Guide: Access interactive 2014 university guide and subject league tables for UK institutions.

Harvard Referencing Guide: Useful online and downloadable referencing guide.

International Student: Information on finance, immigration, insurance, institutions, message boards and study centres with advice for new and existing international students.

Nature Education: Writing guidance and support for scientific authors.

Oxford Dictionaries: A concise description of the key contrasts between British and American English spelling conventions.

Owl Purdue: In-depth descriptions of alternative referencing systems, such as APA and MLA.

ProofScience: Site offers scientific proofreading and editing services for native and non-native English authors in the research community.

Society for Editors and Proofreaders: SfEP is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders: the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.

The Royal Literary Fund: These pages provide writing skills support for dissertation and thesis writers, and feature ten topics covering a range of issues in the writing process. You will find responses to common questions about thesis writing that come from interviews with professional writers, successful doctorate students and writing experts.

Using English for Academic Purposes: A comprehensive online guide to all aspects of academic writing with a British English focus.