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. 

2022 Summer 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 Mona O'Brien

Alongside Dr Julia Bohlmann I work with international students from all subject areas in classes, workshops, and individually, supporting their development of effective learning, reading, research and writing practices. Additionally, I work to create and expand our online resources.

Before joining LEADS, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel (2021) and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in History, Information Studies, Comparative Literature and German Culture at the University of Glasgow (2018-2021). I have a PhD in History from the University of Glasgow (2019).

Teaching requests

To find out what teaching she can offer on your course, email or call Mona.