Academic Skills Centre | Pokapū Pūkenga Ako

During the shutdown we are open online and distance appointments are available to all UC students. We look forward to working with you.

Please contact us using your UC email:, and include a contact phone number. The ASC phones will not be monitored during this shutdown period.

To set up a distance appointment please check out the details here.

We hope you are all doing alright in these unsettling times. Take care and keep safe.

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 Term 2 2020 Programme available soon.

Upskill to ensure you succeed in 2020! Take advantage of the free ASC workshops/seminars for undergraduates, honours, and postgraduate students. 

2020 free ASC wall planners now available

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

Ace your Tests and Exams

These workshops prepare you for all phases of the examination process: understanding the purpose of exams, revision and retention strategies, sitting the exam, and personal preparation. Enrol now!

2020 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.

Wednesday, 25 March In this session you will learn a process for reading academic texts to make sure you understand the text and do not miss any important details.


For all enquiries

get in touch with the team at ASC

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