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Durham University


Information for Current Students

I have been taking In-sessional courses since I came to Durham. The courses give me constant assistance with my studies. Without the In-sessional courses and the teacher's efforts I would struggle with general academic skills.

The materials are easy to understand and suitable for everyone from different departments.

Yinyun Shi, Undergraduate Music Student

Getting Help

DCAD offers a range of options to help you develop and enhance your academic skills whilst at Durham. We understand that in the words of Bourdieu and Passeron (1994) “Academic language is.. one’s mother tongue”. We offer support and training in areas such as academic writing, numeracy, time management and the effective use of educational technologies.

Click the links below to find out details of the courses available. If you know which course you want to take, you can book directly onto it using out Training page.


Follow these links for dedicated materials relating to your course of study

Bourdieu, P and Passeron, J-C (1994) Introduction: Language and relationship to language in the teaching situation. (R Teese, trans) in Bourdieu, P, Passeron, J-C, and de Saint Martin M (eds) Academic Discourse: Linguistic misunderstanding and professorial power. (pp.1-34). Cambridge: Polity.

Training Courses

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