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

Enrol now! - ASC 2017 Summer Programme starts on 7 February 2017

A series of free workshops/seminars for all UC students and intending 2017 UC students. New students who cannot enrol online, please phone us on (03) 369 3900 to reserve a place.


FREE - 2017 ASC Student Wall Planners now available

Call into ASC to collect a 2017 wall planner.

Adult Students' Programme

Enrol in this course to meet other first-year adult students, and gain university skills that will help raise your grades, and assist you in making a smooth transition into study. Please send us an email, and we will notify you of the next series.




  • 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)