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.
Free 2021 ASC wall planners available
Visit us on Level 3, Puaka-James Hight to collect your free 2021 wall planner.
Term 2 workshops coming soon
Take advantage of the free ASC workshops/seminars for undergraduates, honours, and postgraduate students.
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, 27 April 2021 - 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. Students will practise using texts to develop their understanding of different tenses.
There are many ways we can help you develop your academic skills and support your success at UC. Check out our list of services.
All UC students and staff can access our services, with targeted programmes for specific groups. Discover how we can help.
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