Academic Success Workshop Calendar

The Academic Success workshops (ASW) run each semester. September or January starters are welcome to attend any sessions, whether it’s for the first time or as a refresher. ASW are for all students and will develop your ability to succeed on your course. We will provide an in depth exploration of each topic and the chance to learn actively. Dissertation workshops run in Trimester B/C and on demand in Trimester A.

Attendance: to ensure you get the maximum benefit from your time at GCU London, we recommend that you attend as many of the academic success workshops as possible. Attendance will be taken. Workshops will be held in room 3.2 unless otherwise noted. Sessions can be repeated, based on student demand. Please email the session teacher with your request.

Writing: Sessions are delivered by Jessica Hancock, a lecturer in Academic Development, and will develop your abilities in academic reading and writing at Masters level. Jessica is here to help all students, of any current level of ability, to improve their work: whether you want to achieve a distinction or pass a re-sit. Individual appointments with Jessica can be booked online:

Research: delivered by Ellen and Julie, our qualified librarians, who can also assist you with drop in support at the library desk. These sessions are designed to help you fully utilise the library resources to develop your academic coursework. They can be contacted by emailing

English language development: Target English offer sessions to help students with English language skills development and will provide one-to-one support throughout the trimester. See separate timetable for details.

Schedule for Trimester A 2016/2017

March 2017

Date Session In this session, you will learn how to:  Taught by:

Wednesday 22 March 


Writing 5: showing your critical skills
  • Let your own critical voice come through in your writing
  • Put different ideas together by synthesising sources

Wednesday 29 March 


Writing 6: editing
  • Understand how to improve your writing
  • Make sure you are writing in the style required