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. 

2022-23 Summer PGT Class Timetable - International

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.


Amber Hinde

Amber is currently finalising her PhD in English Language & Linguistics, with a focus on rhetoric and genre. She has previously supported international students in roles with the International Summer School, International Student Support, and English for Academic Study.  

Prior to working with SLD, Amber was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Critical Studies. She now coordinates the ‘Power of Language’ module on T2G, the transition course for incoming undergraduate students at the University of Glasgow.  

Dr Mona O'Brien

Mona works with international students from all subject areas in classes, workshops, and individually, supporting their development of effective learning, reading, research and writing practices. Additionally, she works to create and expand SLD's online resources.

Before joining SLD, Mona 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). She has 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.

Dr Sally Gales

Sally has a Doctorate in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, and has worked with SLD for over four years. She has taught creative writing at various universities in the UK and works with The Guardian’s Masterclass program to deliver writing workshops. Sally’s work has appeared in a variety of publications such as, New Writing Scotland 39 and Scotland After the Virus