Time to put pen to paper: Study Support at Arcadia

Lucy Bent London Center


February 5, 2020

Congratulations on surviving the first few weeks of your spring semester! You've navigated finding classes in a foreign country and studying with new peers and professors. Now that classes are settling into a rhythm and assignments are starting to appear on the horizon, we’ve got a run-down of the support and study spaces available to help you achieve academic success here in England and Wales!


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. Morgan Daniels


1:30pm – 2:30pm

Dr. Chris McMillan 


12.30pm – 1.30pm

Louise Burns


5.30pm – 6.30pm

Dr. Richard Maguire 


12.30pm – 1.30pm


To access support from the Writing Center, simply drop in at any of the times listed above. The center is held in either the Meeting Room or the Senior Faculty Office 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. Please email your Program Advisor or bentl@arcadia.edu.

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 (for free!) and enjoy access to a world-class library.  

The library is located by Russell Square, in the educational hub of Bloomsbury, London.

Opening times are:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 8:45pm

Friday: 9:00am – 6:15pm

Saturday: 9:45am – 5:15pm

Sunday: Closed



A 20min walk from the Arcadia London centre, the British Library is the UK's hub for academic resources. The collection includes well over 150 million items, in most known languages and 3 million new items are added every year. Most importantly, it has lots of study space available year-round, as well as a few cafés in which you can re-fuel before the studying begins in earnest. 

Arcadia students studying in London can obtain a British Library Reader Pass, allowing you to carry out research in their Reading Rooms and access their online collections. Just ask in the Arcadia London Centre.



Finally, here at the London Center we have a computer lab, complete with free printing available Monday-Friday 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!