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Your Roadmap to Success: The Academic Skills Centre

As we move into Term 4, now is a great time to make the most of what the Academic Skills Centre has to offer. Check out this blog from a UC student on how the ASC can support you with your studies: 

The Academic Skills Centre is an advisory service and resource hub that focuses on writing and study strategies to maximise achievement.

They offer individual consultations, workshops, seminars, lectures and online resources which provide advice on everything from the correct use of semi-colons to referencing.

Currently in Level 2 consultations can still be booked, however, they will be run through Zoom or over the phone. These individual consultations provide you with the space to ask an advisor about anything related to writing, critical thinking or study. Written assignments can also be looked over with possible suggestions for improvement.

The Academic Skills Centre also run workshops that you can attend covering topics ranging from:

  • Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Time Management
  • Effective Notetaking

…and many more! 

They are located on Level 3 of the Puaka-James Hight Library and are open 8:30am – 4pm Monday to Friday.

The Academic Skills Centre is a great tool to use at any point in your degree. Personally I found it very helpful in my first year as they provided me with the guidance and steps I needed to succeed at uni. They were able to help with the transition from high school study to uni study. The Academic Skills Centre is great for when you are feeling unsure about an assignment or you need a fresh pair of eyes to look over you essay, or just to have a chat to someone about where to start. I couldn’t recommend it more as it gives you piece of mind for all your assignment queries.

If you have noticed that your engagement is dropping through the ACE dashboard, the Academic Skills Centre can help you get back on track and assist you in solving the issues that are causing you to disengage, especially if they are assignment related.

NEW ASC workshops for term 3 – Enrol now

The Academic Skills Centre is running a wide range of workshops available to all students in Term 3, and since we’re in Level 1, this time they will be on-site and in person!

Call in to our office to collect the Term 3 schedule (Level 3, Puaka-James Hight Library), or visit our website to enrol and take the next step towards improving your writing, your time management, or your English language skills, to name just a few.

We look forward to seeing you. For more information visit www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/asc/services/current/

Upcoming Workshops at the Academic Skills Centre

Feeling tired, stressed or distracted by everything that’s going on? Come along to the “Understanding Stress” and “Study Fatigue” workshops that will be offered by Simon Panckhurst, clincial psychologist, from the UC Health Centre over the next couple of weeks.

Check out the workshops here>

Simon Panckhurst will explain how fatigue and stress affect us, and explore how to make positive live changes given the forces in play that make this so challenging – be open to a slightly deeper exploration.