Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre



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 3 workshops now online

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

Attention: first year adult students

Join this series of three tutorials offered as extra tuition to help first-year adult students gain an insight into university culture and achieve academic success.

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, 3 August 2021 - Active and Passive

In this session we will learn to identify active / passive voice and how and when to use these in academic writing.

ASC extended hours

Term 3 extended hours are:

  • Tuesday through to Thursday from 10 August-26 August 2021  – 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm 

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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