Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre



ASC update:

Kia ora koutou, 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. 

Invest in your future! 

Ace the upcoming end-of-year exams by enrolling in one of the ASC Revision and Exam Skills workshops.

Check out this site to assist with exam support.


ASC Term 4 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 will be: Term 1, 2023 

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 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) 



For all enquiries

get in touch with the team at ASC

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