Academic Communication Development

Our classes and resources help you identify ways to improve your academic writing, think critically and communicate your ideas more clearly. This includes resources to help you identify ways to improve your academic writing language such as PELA diagnostic testing, SUCCESS and Advanced SUCCESS classes, Chicago 16 referencing workshops and embedded unit support.

Effectively demonstrating what you know, thinking critically and communicating your ideas clearly are key requirements for business and law students therefore our aim is to support you as you develop these skills throughout your course.

We offer free:

  • specialised workshops,
  • skills development short courses,
  • targeted ‘in-class’ skills development and assignment guidance sessions,
  • print resources to support your study, and
  • online support through our Blackboard site.

Services offered to students

The Centre provides the following free support services to CBS and CLS students:


There are a number of essential workshops to help you in your studies e.g. How to be a successful student at university; critical thinking and reading skills; quick search for research; how to give a confident oral presentation; how to write a report and improving your exam techniques.

Individual consultations

These are available for postgraduate students. If you can’t make it to Bentley campus, we can arrange a chat via email, phone or Skype. If you are an undergraduate student, don’t worry! We can help you in many other ways. See us for more details.