Support at Imperial

Central Library – Imperial South Kensington Campus

There are a number of different books available on writing. All staff and students have easy access to the library catalogue from the library website. Simply run a search and type in ‘Writing Skills’ or ‘Effective Writing’ and a number of books will be suggested.

Study Loan Scheme

College staff can benefit from an interest-free loan to help with the costs of part-time study while employed by Imperial. The aim is to help staff engage in study that will further their career aspirations yet falls outside of the provision available within the College.
The scheme works in a similar way to the Season Ticket Loan and the i-Cycle scheme.

Useful Websites

 The BBC

  • The BBC has a really interesting web page, ‘Skillswise’ which offers interactive quizzes, factsheets, worksheets, and games to help improve your skills and exercises to help to improve your English.
  • Guidance and quizzes on grammar and use of English.  Also includes useful phrases to help to get the right tone and audio activities for working on pronunciation for non-native English speakers.
  • BBC Learning English - Grammar, Vocabulary & Pronunciation


Tips and ideas on writing style and how to enrich your vocabulary in just a few weeks:

The Economist Style Guide

Useful guidelines for writing for the economist journal that includes wide-ranging information on the use of English

External Training

City Lit

City Lit, London’s largest adult education centre, offers ESOL and literacy courses too. Link below:

Morley College

Based in Waterloo, Morley College is another very good adult education centre. Link below: