LSFS Academic Skills for Honours - Academic Skills Centre - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Academic Skills for Honours Students and Taught Master's Students

Postgraduate study is characterised by greater depth and higher academic expectations than undergraduate study. Workshops that will help you to succeed include:

  • Writing research questions and the research proposal
  • Writing a literature review  
  • Maximising your time
  • Effective note-taking
  • Writing the research essay

Course Outline (PDF)

Dates and times


  • Monday, 22 February 2021 through to Friday, 26 February 2021 from 10.00 am to 10.50 am (22/2 Writing a research essay, 23/2 Literature reviews, 24/2 Note-taking, 25/2 Research questions and proposals, 26/2 Time management) : passed

The next set of dates for this learning event has not yet been scheduled.

Even if this lecture is fully booked, it is likely there will be space on the day, so feel free to turn up. If you would like to be notified when the lecture is next scheduled, or just find out more, email Academic Skills Centre.

Kick-start your research - Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Have you recently begun work on your Master’s or PhD research project? The Academic Skills Centre and the Postgraduate Students’ Association would like to invite you to a get-together for early stage Master’s and PhD research students. This “Kick-start your research” gathering will be held on Tuesday 25 August from 2 - 3 p.m. in The Living Room (next to the University Book Store). Speakers will offer top tips for managing the first steps of your research journey.

The Postgraduate Students’ Association will provide refreshments.

Other workshops

ASC offers many other sessions which may be of interest on topics such as oral presentations, the writing process, proofreading your final draft.


 Long Documents (PDF handout)

  • 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)