Academic Skills Centre (ASC)

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The Academic Skills Centre is a place where undergraduate students can come to develop their mathematical, academic writing and general academic skills. We can help you develop as a learner; you can find us on the first floor of the Main library. 

What to expect
Together we can help you to become a more effective and independent learner.

Mathematical support
Our Mathematics Support Centre will help you with any mathematical difficulties you may have, and help develop your mathematical confidence.

Academic writing and general skills support
We provide confidential advice or support for any aspect of your academic writing and general skills development.  Our service includes a workshop programme, online support and a drop-in support service

Events and workshops
Our workshop programme can help you to develop your general academic skills and writing in order to get the most from your studies.

Contact us
For details of our service and to find out more.

For venue information for workshops:


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Preparing for exams? Need some help with revision?

See what support is available for you over the summer term

There are lots of books on academic skills in the Main Library!

Search for 'study skills' on FindIt@bham or visit Zone 2B of the Main Library. You will find books on studying, writing, reading, dissertations, and many other aspects of academic skills on the right hand side in Zone 2B; class marks LB2369-LB2395


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