Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre
ASC Orange setting Covid update:
Kia ora koutou, we hope you are all doing well as we navigate these difficult times. Currently, all consultations and quick queries are by distance, either via Zoom or telephone. To contact us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your current telephone number (if residing in New Zealand).
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.
2022 Term 2 free workshops - enrol now!
Take advantage of the free ASC workshops/seminars for all current undergraduates, honours, and postgraduate students.
Sitting exams is the culmination of a course of university study. Learning how to handle examination nerves and ways to maximise your chances for a high grade are skills well worth developing. Enrol now!
Understanding stress workshop - Tuesday, 24 May, 12-12.50 pm
Enrol in this workshop to assist you to quickly identify and develop ways to manage stress.
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.
Next Workshop is: Tuesday, 24 May: Writing in your own words 2 Summarising: Summarising means taking the main ideas from someone else's writing and putting them into your own words. Learn how to summarise short passages of text to use in your academic writing.
Kickstart your research - Wednesday, 3 August 2022
The next "Kickstart your research" workshop for early stage master’s and doctoral research students will be held on Wednesday, 3 August 2022 from 2.00-3.00 pm in The Living Room (next to the University Book Store).
Free 2022 ASC wall planners now available
Visit us on Level 3, Puaka-James Hight to collect your free 2022 wall planner.
ASC extended hours
Appointments with the Academic Skills team are available between 8 am to to 6 pm Monday through to Friday. To book an appointment with us:
Phone: +64 3 3693900
Visit: Academic Skills Centre, Level 3, Puaka-James Hight (Central Library)
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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