Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre



ASC level 2 Covid-19 lockdown update:

Kia ora koutou, we hope you are all doing well as we navigate these trying times. Our service is still operating, but consultations and quick queries are now distance, either via Zoom or telephone. To contact us, please send an email to academicskills@canterbury.ac.nz, and include your current telephone number.

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. 

Term 4 workshops 

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

Kickstart your research 

The next "Kickstart your research" workshop for early stage master’s and doctoral research students will be held on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 from 2.00-3.00 pm in The Living Room (next to the University Book Store).

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, 12 October 2021 - Advanced subject-verb agreement (final workshop for 2021)

This workshop helps students to identify subjects and conjugate their finite verbs in complex situations, including when a subject is a long noun phrase, a gerund or a collective noun, and when a subject does not begin a clause.

ASC extended hours

Term 4 extended hours are:

  • Appointments now available between 5-6 pm Monday through to Friday

To book an appointment with us:

Phone+64 3 369 3900
Visit: Academic Skills Centre, Level 3, Puaka-James Hight (Central Library)

Free 2021 ASC wall planners available

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


For all enquiries

get in touch with the team at ASC

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