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

Revision and Exam Skills extra session added - for calculation-based exams on Wednesday, 29 March at 12 noon

Learn skills for dealing with calculation-based exams. Enrol in this workshop now.

Enrol now! - ASC 2017 Term 1 workshops and seminars. Term 2 workshops available soon

A series of free workshops/seminars for all UC students.


FREE - 2017 ASC Student Wall Planners now available

Call into ASC to collect a 2017 wall planner.



  • 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)