Academic Skills Centre | Pokapū Pūkenga Ako

ASC is open for online distance appointments, quick queries and workshops. 

Please contact us using your UC email: academicskills@canterbury.ac.nz, and include a contact phone number. The ASC phones will not be monitored during this shutdown period.

To set up your distance appointment please check out the details here.

We hope you are all doing alright in these unsettling times. Take care and keep safe.

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. 

Online GradFest is happening 8-11 June 2020

Register now for free online live sessions, recordings and virtual social events for all UC postgrad students. 

ASC Term 3 Programme now available

Don't wait, enrol online and get organised for the next semester. Take advantage of the free ASC workshops/seminars for undergraduates, honours, and postgraduate students. 

ASC wall planners now available

Visit us next semester on Level 3, Puaka-James Hight to collect your free 2020 wall planner. 

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.

 
 

 

For all enquiries

get in touch with the team at ASC

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