Academic Skills Centre | Pokapū Pūkenga Ako

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.

Academic Skills for International Students (Thursday, 12 July)

At this free academic orientation, you will meet other international students and participate in workshops to prepare you for your studies. This event is designed for students from non-English-speaking countries, but all international students are welcome to register. The event includes academic writing, avoiding plagiarism and understanding university expectations.

When: 11.00 am – 3.00 pm, Thursday 12 July

Where: Room 308, Puaka-James Hight (Central Library)

To register email note enrolment is limited to the first 30 registrations.

Adult Students’ Academic Orientation (Friday, 13 July)

If you are an adult student (20+ years) and have been away from study for some time, our Adult Students’ Academic Orientation may be for you! This half-day programme will run from 10:00am-1:50pm on Friday 13th July at the Academic Skills Centre. Topics covered include time management; critical thinking; academic style and conventions; and effective note-taking. This orientation programme will boost your confidence and help you to gain key skills for succeeding in your first year.

 To register, please email us at or register online

Free wall planners

Call into ASC to collect your free 2018 student wall planner.

For all enquiries

get in touch with the team at ASC

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