Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre



ASC level 2 Covid-19 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. 

Free 2022 ASC wall planners now available 

Visit us on Level 3, Puaka-James Hight to collect your free 2022 wall planner. 

Enrol in the 2022 free pre-semester workshops  

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

Pre-semester English language support programme - Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Do you want to improve your English language and writing skills before the semester starts? Learn key skills for your studies and meet other international students at this fun and supportive workshop. Topics include academic paragraph structure and common grammatical errors. There will be opportunities to practise writing and receive feedback from ASC staff on how to improve.

Kickstart your research - Wednesday, 9 February 2022

The next "Kickstart your research" workshop for early stage master’s and doctoral research students will be held on Wednesday, 9 February 2022 from 2.00-3.00 pm in The Living Room (next to the University Book Store).

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

Email: academicskills@canterbury.ac.nz

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



For all enquiries

get in touch with the team at ASC

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