Skip to Main Content

Library Services



LibrarySkills@UCL: Communicating and sharing information

A guide to scholarly communication, including sharing information through the principles of Open Research


At University you should develop an understanding of the best ways to communicate information. You should be able to synthesise information from different sources and present that information in the format required for your assignment, whether it's a presentation, essay, lab report, or other format.

UCL Academic Communication Centre (ACC)

UCL's Academic Communication Centre (ACC) is a support service to enhance your discipline-specific writing and speaking skills. This includes:

  • organising and structuring your academic writing;
  • critical reading and writing;
  • articulating your voice and stance;
  • synthesising sources, referencing and avoiding plagiarism;
  • academic language;
  • presenting your research for oral assessments;
  • understanding the conventions of genres such as essays, dissertations, lab reports.

The ACC also provides specific support for students undertaking dissertations, with online materials and live online courses.