LSSL SLD Steps to Success - Academic Skills Centre - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD)

The Academic Skills Centre supports students who have verified specific learning disorders (SLD), or who suspect that they may have difficulty in a particular aspect of learning. Many SLD students do not need major modifications to succeed at university, and the aim of the workshops and consultations is to help students discover different methods of learning which can promote academic success.

Individual Consultations

Students are given individual support in consultations to develop practical strategies and self advocacy in ways best suited to their preferred learning styles. Writing support can include checking that the question has been answered, that there is a clear logical argument, and that main ideas have been presented in a clear and effective order. Individual consultations are held at the Academic Skills Centre, Level 3, Puaka-James Hight (Central Library) and are offered one per fortnight.

If you are bringing written work, please print it in a 12-point font with double spacing. Also, please bring the handout with the essay question and any other relevant materials.

Phone (03) 369 3900 to book a one to one consultation with Dr Jacqui Tither, SLD Learning Advisor

Learning Pod/Group Tutorials

(The next pod/group tutorials have yet to be scheduled)


SLD presentation PowerPoint
Steps to Success PowerPoint

  • 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)