Academic and Professional English Skills: The EAPD Programme

The English for Academic and Professional Development Programme offers a wide range of courses in academic and professional writing and speaking to help you succeed on your degree and beyond. It is open to anyone but may be particularly useful for the following students at Kingston:

  • International and European students and students whose first language is not English;
  • Students who have not studied in the UK before;
  • Home students who would like to improve their academic writing and language further.

The EAPD programme is here to help you to achieve your potential in your studies and enhance your employability.

Our courses aim to:


  • develop the written and spoken communication skills you need to succeed at university and in your future career;
  • support and develop your study skills to a level where you are able to study effectively and successfully; and
  • improve your confidence when using English, both within and outside the University;

The programme focuses on the language and communication skills you will need to use for your studies. You will work on tasks similar to those you will be required to do in your own academic courses, covering topics of academic, cultural and general interest. You will also have the chance to meet and work with other students from across the University.

The programme runs free courses and bookable tutorials throughout the academic year for Kingston students. In addition, courses can provide you with points towards your Kingston award and can be put on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), adding value to your study at Kingston.

More information about the full EAPD programme.

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English for Academic and Professional Development Programme