On Wednesday 6 March authors, Megan Alexander, Taryn Bernard, Rodrique George and Sean Samson, hosted a panel presentation and discussion at the regional Inter-Institutional Academic Literacies Forum. The presentation entitled: Students academic writing at support in the ECP environment – attempted to highlight the diversity of academic literacies and writing support offered within extended programmes. In addition to offering insight into the different ways in which academic writing support was structured at some of the ECP programmes at the four universities in the region, the authors also drew attention to the reflective accounts of their specific pedagogic practices around academic writing, as discussed in their individual chapters. The seminar was attended by more than 20 academics and practitioners, mostly working in the ECP space. The panelists facilitated a lively discussion which highlighted a range of issues about, amongst others, how we talk about students, how academic literacies and writing are conceptualised and how concerns about the practical teaching realities impact on what is possible in the classroom.