Site links

The following sites offer a range of 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.

UK Council for International Student Affairs: Advice for international students in the UK and universities, colleges and students’ unions who support them.

Guardian University Guide: Access an interactive 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: Offers scientific proofreading and editing services for native and non-native English authors in the research community.

Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading: CIEP 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: Provides writing skills support for dissertation and thesis writers, and features 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.