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Language Support

The University recognises that as an international student you may face challenges in UK Higher Education. All International students, whose first language is not English, are invited to register for International Academic & Language Support (IALs).

This package of support will help to ease the transition into UK Higher Education and offer academic and language support. There is no additional cost for this support and, once enrolled, you will have access to the following:
  • A designated personal tutor for the duration of your course (We will try to ensure you have the same tutor for at least one academic year).
  • One-to-one tutorial support of up to 3 hours per semester. This will help you improve your academic English and other academic skills. You can use this time to help you plan, carry out and check your coursework.
  • Optional weekly classes in English Language Studies.
  • Opportunities to attend language and discussion groups.
  • Additional time and the use of bilingual dictionaries in seen examinations.
  • A point of contact if you need advice or are not sure where to go.
  • Access to dedicated resources via the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE).
  • Support in creating a Personal Language Development plan.

To register for IALs for the 2024/2025 academic year, simply click the below link. You will need to provide a few details and let us know that English is not your first language. More information will be available at the International Orientation event. 

If you would like to register for IALs support but you are not a new student or are starting your course in a different month, please direct your queries to Pippa Quigley at

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