Academic Skills Centre | Pokapū Pūkenga Ako


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 extended hours 

Evening appointments will be available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings starting 30 Sept through to 15 October from 5-8 pm. 

ASC Term 4 Programme available

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

Avoid study fatigue and Understanding stress workshops

University is stressful at the best of times, but when you add Covid-19 and remote learning to the mix it can really put on the heat! 

If you’re feeling tired, stressed, moody or distracted by everything that’s going on, come along to the “Understanding stress” and “Avoid study fatigue” workshops that will be run by the UC Health Centre over the next couple of weeks.

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.

Concise writing: Wednesday, 30 September - This session provides strategies for making your writing more concise, including breaking up long sentences, cutting unnecessary words and identifying repetition.

Kick-start your research

Hosted jointly by the Academic Skills Centre and PGSA, these gatherings are intended to help students who are beginning the research journey to get started and keep going! Find out about the next workshop on Tuesday, 20 October...

Free 2020 ASC wall planners 

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



For all enquiries

get in touch with the team at ASC

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