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Academic Language and Communication Programme

(13 January 2017)

If you have students who wish to develop or improve their academic reading, writing, thinking or communication skills, the Academic Language and Communication programme has nearly 50 courses available in Epiphany Term two to help them do this. Courses are free to registered Durham University students and will be available to book from 9am on Monday, 16 January via the Training Course Booking System. Full information about the courses is on the English Language Centre website.

These courses cover a wide range of topics and skills from Critical Reading, Effective Revision, Speaking in Challenging Contexts, Long Texts, Dissertation Proposals and many more including the popular Grammar Choices series. All courses take place on weekday evenings and Wednesday afternoons and full details, including course descriptions, are included on the booking system.

Staff are also welcome to join the courses if there are any free places; please email if you are interested.

If you have any questions about our ALCprogramme you can email us at or contact us on Twitter (@DU_insessional)


In June CODEC will be running their 8th annual MediaLit course – five days with expert speakers offering diverse theological reflection and engagement with digital culture, communications, and media. Open to anyone interested in engaging with digital media. For more information:


Booking form Programme

WHEN: Monday June 12th - Friday June 16th, 2017
(full days Mon-Thurs: 0830-2030, half day Fri 0830-1400)

WHERE: St John's College, Durham

COST: £350 including lunch and evening meal, refreshments, and teaching. Discretionary discounts are available for those who are ordained (£300) or unwaged (£200)

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