Academic Skills - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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.

Announcements and Events

ASC free summer programme coming soon ...

We are currently planning our summer workshops/seminars for all UC students and 2018 intending UC students.

FREE - 2018 ASC Student Wall Planners now available.

Call into ASC to collect a 2018 wall planner.

Enrol now for Spring GradFest - Monday, 30 Oct-Friday, 3 Nov 17. A week of lectures and workshops for all UC thesis writers!

Next GradFest will be April 2018!

Revision and Exam Workshops

Learn techniques to maximise your exam success! Enrol in an upcoming workshop.




  • Academic Skills Centre
    University of Canterbury,
    Private Bag 4800,
    Christchurch 8140
    +64 3 369 3900
    When contacting us, please use your
    University of Canterbury email address.
  • Our location
    Level 3,
    Central Library (Puaka-James Hight)