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. 

ASC Holiday Hours

Our last day for meeting with students will be Thursday, 19 December, and we will reopen again on Tuesday, 7 Janauary. Mere Kirihimete!

2020 free ASC wall planners now available

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

ASC Summer 2020 Programme will be available soon!

Take advantage of the free workshops/seminars for undergraduates, honours, and postgraduate students. There's something for everyone, from taking effective notes, managing your time, revision and exam skills, understanding both stress and study fatigue. 

English Language Support Programme 2020 - details available soon

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.

Extra workshop: Thursday, 3 October - Grammar Bites: Sentence structure, verb tenses, concise writing, collocations and prepositions.




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