Academic Skills Centre | Pokapū Pūkenga Ako

The 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.


GradFest 2018 for UC Postgrad students starts Monday, 29 October 

The Postgraduate Office, UC Library, Academic Services Group, Careers, E-Learning Support and the Academic Skills Centre (ASC) are offering GradFest – a week of free lectures and workshops for Masters and PhD thesis writers. There are sessions for all thesis writers: those who are just starting out and those who are well into the writing process.

Check out the upcoming GradFest 2018 Timetableand GradFest 2018 Programme. Attend the sessions that are of interest to you.

Register for this event by emailing your name plus UC usercode (computer login) with the subject title GradFest to


Free wall planners

Visit ASC to collect your free 2018 student wall planner.

For all enquiries

get in touch with the team at ASC

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