Who are the ASC?

The Academic Skills Centre is a place where you can come to develop your academic, digital and mathematical skills.

Our aim is to help you to become a more effective and independent learner by providing you with a range of support services.  These include drop-ins, one-to-one appointments, online resources and workshops. You may also come across us in your modules as we embed workshops or resources directly into your programmes.

For more information about new resources or upcoming events visit our What's On page.

Where to find us

The Academic Skills Centre is located on the first floor of the Main Library.  In-person activities will be held in either our Training Rooms on the first and fourth floors or Appointment Rooms, which are also located on the first floor.  If you have any accessibility needs and are attending an ASC in-person activity please see Accessing Training & Support in the Main Library.

Research Students

If you are a Research postgraduate (MRes or PhD) please see the workshops and appointments offered by the Research Skills Team. Please note, the ASC can support MRes students with writing skills.

International Students

English language support for international students can be accessed through the Birmingham International Academy

CAL students

The CAL Academic Writing and Advisory Service (AWAS) is a dedicated service for College of Arts and Law students providing online activities and exercises, and individual support. If you are a CAL student, the AWAS service will also be listed amongst your Canvas courses.

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