In-sessional English Language Support

Are you an international student? Is English your 2nd, 3rd, 4th language? Do you speak English as your 1st language but are from a different educational system to the UK?

We are here to help you with your Academic English and thereby help you become more familiar with the expectations of the UK system.

In-sessional English for Academic Purposes Support is free.



In-Sessional English Language support is run by the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) department. Our tutors have years of experience in supporting students and helping them to improve their English and their transition to a UK university environment.. Please enrol on our Moodle page.

The In-sessional English Language Support we offer consists of:

  • Writing Workshops
  • One-to-one Support Sessions

Writing Workshops

Writing workshops are two hours long and are designed to help you with many of the English language and academic skills you will need as you study with us at Napier.

We will be flexible and do our best to respond to your needs as we progress through the trimester.

Some of the topics we can cover are: 

  • Language
  • Criticality
  • Structure
  • Themes and Rhemes
  • Report Writing
  • Scholarship and plagiarism
  • Referencing
  • Paraphrasing
  • Defining and classifying
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Cause and effect
  • Problems and solutions
  • Evidence and conclusions
  • Being concise
  • Paragraphs
  • Effective sentence structure
  • Linking sentences together
  • Synthesising sources

The undergraduate workshop on Wednesday afternoon will be particularly helpful for undergraduate students, as we will cover some fundamental academic writing skills.
The open workshop on Thursday is available to everyone and can cover basic and advanced skills depending on what the class needs.

For trimester 2 of 2023/24, Writing workshops will take place online via Webex. If you would like to be enrolled, please email and give your full name, Napier ID and programme of study. Once enrolled, you are expected to attend the workshops every week until week 15 of the trimester.

One-to-one Support Sessions

If you need more personalised support with your academic writing, you can book a one-to-one Support Session. These sessions are 30 minutes long and give you the opportunity to discuss your written work with one of our tutors.

For trimester 2 of 2023/24, the one-to-one Support Sessions will be carried out online via Webex. To book a one-to-one Support Session, you should email You can book a maximum of three sessions per trimester.

The timetable for Trimester 2 commencing 29th January is below.


Trimester 1 Timetable

One to One Online Appointments


2pm - 2.30pm

2.30pm - 3pm

3pm - 3.30pm

3.30pm - 4pm 


1pm - 1.30pm

1.30pm - 2pm 

2pm - 2.30pm 

2.30pm - 3pm 


10am - 10.30am

10.30am - 11am

11am - 11.30am

11.30am - 12pm

Weekly writing workshops - Online

Every Wednesday

1pm - 3pm (Undergraduates) Online

Every Thursday

10am - 12pm (Open) Online


For more details, please contact our team at or contact Iain Arnott, Head of English for Academic Purposes (

Please Note

Students of the following courses will receive specific in-sessional support workshops. Please contact your programme team for more details.

  • MBA Leadership Practice
  • MSc Healthcare Management
  • MSc Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science