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 academicskills@canterbury.ac.nz, 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. 

Kickstart your research - Wednesday, 2 November 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 pm-3.00 pm in Room 308, Level 3, Puaka-James Hight (Central Library).

ASC Term 3 workshops/seminars - Check out and enrol now!

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

English language support 2022 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.

Next Workshop is: Tuesday, 16 August: Parallel sentence structures are common in academic writing but can be difficult to spot if they contain mistakes. In this workshop you will learn to recognise different types of parallel structure, practise proofreading increasingly complex examples and learn how to make your meaning clearer by highlighting parallelism.

ASC extended hours

Appointments with the Academic Skills Centre team are available between 8 am to to 6 pm Monday through to Friday. To book an appointment with us:

Phone: +64 3 3693900

Email: academicskills@canterbury.ac.nz

Visit: Academic Skills Centre, Level 3, Puaka-James Hight (Central Library) 



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