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Academic Skills Centre

Pokapū Pūkenga Ako

08 February 2024

Te Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre (ASC) is a free advisory service and resource hub that focuses on writing and study strategies to maximise student achievement at all levels from first year through to PhD.


We offer individual consultations with a learning advisor to discuss a specific assignment, as well as workshops, seminars, lectures, and online resources on critical thinking and writing in the university context — everything from the correct use of semi-colons to creating a citations list, to subject-specific styles of discourse.

Our consultations and quick queries can be through either Zoom or in-person. 

To contact us, you can visit us at the Academic Skills Centre on level 3 of the Puaka-James Hight (Central Library),  phone us on 03 369 3900, or send an email to with some dates/times you are available, the course code, and what you would like to focus on.


2024 Pre-Semester Workshops

Although these workshops are not recorded, you can find online material on LEARN.

Have an idea for a workshop you’d like ASC to offer?

We'd love to hear it. Please email us with your suggestion.

Free 2024 ASC wall planners 

Visit us on Level 3, Puaka-James Hight to collect your free planner.


English language support programme

This semester course is designed to help students with English as an additional language to improve their academic English. Classes are 50 minutes long and take place once per week (via in-person/ZOOM) during term time. Students are welcome to join the course at any stage during the year.

Next Workshop: more details to come regarding 2024 ELSP workshops.


ASC extended hours

Appointments with the Academic Skills Centre team are available between 8 am to 6 pm Monday through to Friday. To book an appointment with us:

Phone: +64 3 369 3900


Visit: Academic Skills Centre, Level 3, Puaka-James Hight (Central Library)



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