Writing Advice for International UG and PGT Students

International students from any College can make an appointment or come to a class with us to talk about anything related to their academic writing. 

2021-22 Semester 1 Class Timetable - International Students

Book a meeting to speak with an adviser online

We can advise you on current unmarked work, including helping you in how you:

  • interpret the question
  • think about your argument
  • plan your essay
  • research and use your sources
  • write and edit your work

We can advise you within the context of your subject, but we're unable to advise on specific content. Similarly, we will encourage your ability to edit and assess your work and, therefore, cannot offer proof reading.

We can also advise you on past assignments, and their feedback, to help you to use that feedback to improve your writing.

International postgraduate research students should see Dr Jennifer Boyle.


Dr Julia Bohlmann

I work with international students from all subject areas. My classes focus on developing effective reading and writing practices as well as exam techniques in off- and online learning environments. I also advise students in one-to-one meetings and oversee the creation and expansion of online learning resources.

Before joining the Learning Enhancement and Academic Development team (LEADS) in 2018, I worked as Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Glasgow (2016-18) and the University of Stirling (2016-17). I graduated with a PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2016.

Teaching requests

I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate students in different subject areas since 2013. I also work as a widening participation tutor, delivering university outreach programmes in secondary schools in the West of Scotland. To find out what teaching I can provide for your course, contact me by email  or phone.

Dr Micky Ross

I have a BSc (Hons) in Bioscience with BioMedical Sciences, an MSc in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and my PhD in Education has a particular focus on transformative learning in higher education. I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My areas of expertise lie in academic writing, especially argumentation, criticality, and academic literacies.

My research interests include transformative pedagogies in higher education, the experience of learning as an adult, the academic self, and Grounded Theory as a method of enquiry in higher education.

Teaching requests

To find out what teaching he can offer on your course, email or call Micky.