Kia ora koutou, 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.
To contact us, you can visit us at the Academic Skills Centre, phone us on 03 369 3900, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with some dates/times you are available, the course code, and what you would like to focus on.
Coming soon — 2024 pre-semester workshops for both new and returning UC students
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)
Free 2023 ASC wall planners
Visit us on Level 3, Puaka-James Hight to collect your free planner.