How to Study Write...

Lucy Bent London Center


October 16, 2018

As the semester is approaching the halfway mark, we’ve got a run-down of the support and study spaces available to help you achieve academic success!


Open to all students enrolled in study-abroad Arcadia programs in England and Wales, the Writing Center is a great way to get advice and support on your upcoming papers.

Our senior faculty at Arcadia London are on hand to help! As well as being available via weekly office hours, throughout the semester, at the writing center they can help with anything from perfecting your writing style, to researching, to grammar.

Be warned, they won't actually write your essays, but they’ll give invaluable guidance to help you on your way. So make sure you bring something along, or at least have a clear idea about what it is you wish to discuss!

The main services offered are:

  • Editing Essays and Coursework:  please bring a hard copy of the assignment and come with specific questions and points of concern. Faculty will not proofread work, and may not have time to read the entire paper or project.
  • General writing support: students of all levels require guidance with the organisation, presentation, and argumentation of their written work. You can seek help in how to improve the general standard of your writing, as well as help with issues surrounding grammar, syntax, and referencing.
  • Research methods: receive support on how to conduct research, both primary and secondary, for your assignments. You’ll get advice on how to construct a strong bibliography of appropriate sources.
  • Other academic advice: the Writing Center also offers assistance with the writing of applications for further study or work experience, such as internships and graduate programmes.





Dr. Chris McMillan


12pm – 1pm

Louise Burns


12.30pm – 1.30pm

Dr. Richard Maguire


6pm – 7pm

Dr. Morgan Daniels


2pm – 3pm


To access support from the Writing Center, simply drop in at any of the times listed above. The center is held in the Meeting Room at the Arcadia London Center.

If you are studying outside of London, you can still access the Writing Center by Skype, Google Hangout or email. To book an appointment, please use this Google form.

Please note individual sessions will run on a first-come-first-served basis and, during busier times, will typically last between ten and fifteen minutes.


An indispensable resource and an educational hub for all London university students, the Senate House Library has ample study space as well as books, articles and journals to help you out.

As an Arcadia Student, simply sign up for membership at their help desk and enjoy access to a world-class library.  

The library is located by Russell Square, in the educational hub of Bloomsbury. Opening times are:

Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 20:45

Friday: 09:00 – 18:15

Saturday: 09:45 – 17:15

Sunday: Closed



Finally, here at the London Center we have a computer lab, complete with free printing available Mon-Fri 8.30am-9.00pm. Additionally there is the possibility of using classroom space for group work, by booking at reception.

Good luck with your studies!

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