Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre



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. 

Becoming an effective online learner (NEW)

Are you finding it hard to use LEARN for your coursework and assessment? This new hands-on workshop is designed to improve your confidence in a range of common LEARN tasks: participating in a forum, taking a quiz, downloading assessment documents and uploading completed assignments. We will also discuss ways to manage the transition from traditional face-to-face education to online learning, so that you are better equipped to manage your time and meet your course requirements. 

Term 2 workshops now available

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

English language support programme 

This year-long 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 during term time. Students are welcome to join the course at any stage during the year. Enrol now!

Next Workshop is: Tuesday, 11 May 2021 - Prepositions and Collocations. Learn how to find appropriate prepositions. Practise using a collocation dictionary.

 Free 2021 ASC wall planners available

Visit us on Level 3, Puaka-James Hight to collect your free 2021 wall planner. 


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