LBA001: Academic Writing Workshops

Using academic language appropriately and correctly can make a tremendous difference to the quality of your work, but it doesn’t always come naturally.

The Academic Language Support Service offers a range of support in academic writing and study skills specifically aimed at and designed for native or near-native English speaking students.

Students can sign up on Learn module LBA001 for courses on

Coherence in writing 1 Wavy Top WAV0.41 30th October 5PM – 6.30PM

Punctuation and proofreading Wavy Top WAV0.41 1st November 5PM – 6.30PM

Coherence in writing 2 Bridgeman Building BRI 2.08 6th November 5PM – 6.30PM

Paraphrasing and summarising Wavy Top WAV0.41 8th November 5PM – 6.30PM

Don’t Panic! Extra Exam Support on Campus

It’s that time of the year again! But don’t panic – there are a wide range of resources available on campus to help you through the stresses and strains of the exam period, ranging from a wide variety of study spaces (that’s right, not just us!), IT help and personal and medical advice if things are getting on top of you. Visit the University’s one-stop exam support page here – – for more info.

Don’t Panic! Exam Support on Campus

The Library may seem like hub of all exam activity on campus, but there are a variety of other study facilities and support hubs student can fall back on during the exam period. To that effect, the University have created a simple one-stop shop web site detailing all the study support and learning facilities available right now on campus, ranging from study spaces and computer labs to personal support should things start to get on top of you.

Further Support During the Exam Period

banner-lboroThe University have compiled a helpful web page detailing all the resources available to students during the January exam period, covering the availability of study spaces and computer labs across campus (no, the Library isn’t the only place to study!) along with details and links to the many and various other means of academic and personal support you can receive from the University at this busy and stressful time.

Be sure to bookmark it for further reference – it’s available here:

European Day of Languages

european day of languages

As today is European Day of Languages, what better time to let people know of some of the fantastic services offered by the University’s English Language Support Service.

The English Language Support Service offers a range of high quality English language support to home and international students who are already studying at university, as well as to international students who wish to study at Loughborough University. They offer a broad range of workshops throughout term time, as well as online courses and support available via the Library’s own ‘Get the Know How: Skills to Succeed’ Learn module LBA001.

The European Day of Languages is the result of the success of the European Year of Languages hosted in 2001, jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union, was successful in involving millions of people across 45 participating countries. Its activities celebrated linguistic diversity in Europe and promoted language learning. The Council of Europe subsequently declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26th of September each year.

The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:

  • Alerting the public to the importance of language learning and diversifying the range of languages learnt in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding.
  • Promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, which must be preserved and fostered.
  • Encouraging lifelong language learning in and out of school, whether for study purposes, for professional needs, for purposes of mobility or for pleasure and exchanges.

To find out more, visit the campaign’s website here.

English Language Support Service Workshops


The English Language Support Service is running a pair of free workshops over the next couple of weeks specifically aimed at Loughborough native English-speaking students.

The first workshop, Grammar & Punctuation, on Wednesday 23rd October and repeated on Wednesday 30th October, is aimed at students who wish to refresh their grammar and punctuation skills for academic writing purposes.

Secondly, on Thursday 24th October and repeated on Thursday 14th November, Coherence in Writing aims to help students review how to organise their writing logically, write coherent paragraphs and link their main points together effectively.

Please go to Learn module Get the Know-How LBA001 for more information about either course.

Punctuation & Grammar Workshop for Native English Speaking Students


There are still some places left for this afternoon’s session on Punctuation & Grammar at the James France Building.

This practical workshop is free and specifically aimed at native English-speaking students at Loughborough who wish to refresh their grammar and punctuation skills for academic writing purposes.

It starts at 2PM in James France Room CC109 and finishes at 4.30PM.

To book a place on this course, visit the following link on Learn. You can find the course details under Topic 12.

Get the Know-how LBA001

Punctuation & Grammar Workshop for native English-speaking Students

The English Language Support Service is running a free workshop this month specifically aimed at native English-speaking students at Loughborough who wish to refresh their grammar and punctuation skills for academic writing purposes.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to identify and avoid common grammatical and punctuation errors.

The workshop is being held in room CC 1.10 in the James France Building on Wednesday 31st October between 2.00PM and 4.30PM, and is repeated at the same location and time on Wednesday 7th November.

To register for either of these sessions, please book on Learn via this link: