Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre




ASC update:

Kia ora koutou, currently, all consultations and quick queries are by distance, either via Zoom or in. To contact us, please send an email to academicskills@canterbury.ac.nz, and include your current telephone number (if residing in New Zealand).

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. 

ASC 2023 Term 1 workshops/seminars 

Take advantage of the free ASC workshops/seminars available for all new and current undergraduates, honours, and postgraduate students.

Free 2023 ASC wall planners - more ordered, and available soon!

Keep checking here and we will let you know when they are available. Visit us soon on Level 3, Puaka-James Hight to collect your free planner.

English language support 2023 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 ZOOM) during term time. Students are welcome to join the course at any stage during the year.

Next Workshop will be: via ZOOM on Monday, 27 March between 2.00 pm to 2.50 pm (NZT). 

Verb Tense - 'Tense' refers to the verb form that specifies a point or period of time. This session covers when and how to use different tenses in academic writing.

ASC extended hours

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

Phone: +64 3 369 3900

Email: academicskills@canterbury.ac.nz

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



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get in touch with the team at ASC

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