Academic Communication Development

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. Our classes and resources help you identify ways to improve your language and academic writing skills. They include PELA (writing diagnostic testing) at the commencement of your course, SUCCESS (undergraduate) and Advanced SUCCESS (post graduate) workshops, Chicago 17 referencing workshops, and embedded unit support.


Students having a discussion

We offer free:

  • specialised workshops,
  • 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:

Students giving a presentation


There are a number of essential workshops to help you in your studies e.g.Chicago 17 Referencing, using Excel, how to give a confident oral presentation; how to write a report and effectively in teams.

Students having a discussion in the Agency

Individual Consultations

These are available for postgraduate students. If you can’t make it into campus, we can arrange a chat via email, phone or Skype. If you are an undergraduate student, don’t worry! Send us an email to see how we can help you.

Students in the CBS assignment lounge

CBS Assignment Lounge

The CBS Assignment Lounge is a peer learning initiative where undergraduate students can book one-on-one consultations with one of our student Peer Learning Advisors to receive tailored advice on how to tackle an assignment question, find additional resources and improve their writing. They offer the guidance necessary to assist with academic development throughout the semester. Students can book an appointment through UniHub.

Faculty Librarians

The Faculty of Business and Law have dedicated Faculty Librarians who specialise in Business and Law. They offer search strategy and research support, AGLC and EndNote workshops and individual consultations.