Academic Skills Centre (ASC)











Tracey - First year Social Work "The Academic Skills Centre offered me invaluable support from when I arrived during welcome week, to exam preparation during the third semester. The team are very approachable and friendly, and both the workshops and the Skills Advisors have made me feel more confident"

The Academic Skills Centre is a place where undergraduate students can come to develop their general academic, writing and mathematical skills. We can be located on the first floor of the main library on campus which is building R30 on the campus map (PDF - 824KB). We provide appointments from 09.00-17.00 Monday to Friday, except for every other Wednesday during term time, when we are open until 19.00.

To contact us, please call: 0121 414 3666 or email

How we can help you

The transition to a new way of learning can be a challenge. Together we can help prepare you for the differences in studying at university level. We can offer you:

Extra sources of support and information

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Not every student goes straight into higher education, if you have had a break from higher education, these resources may be useful. 




This resource provides access to high quality interactive materials on all aspects of study to help enhance your skills




Find out about this exciting project for first year undergraduates




Findit@Bham logo

There are lots of books on academic skills in the new library. Search for 'study skills' on Findit@bham 



Logo of Library Services' Academic Skills Gateway

The Academic Skills Gateway provides on online gateway to resources available to enhance your student journey





Any Questions?

We do our best to run workshops that we think will benefit you by helping you to get the most from your studies. If you have any comments or queries you can contact us in the following ways:
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Tell us about your experience of using our new intranet pages. Did you find what you were looking for? Have you learnt something new today? Or do you wish we could improve your intranet experience?

Developing these intranet pages will be ongoing and, if you share your view and ideas, it will help us to continue to improve this important resource for the benefit of the entire University community.

We also welcome your comments on university internal communications in general. Email the team or pick up the phone 0121 414 6680. You can also tweet us. Whichever way you decide to get in touch we look forward to hearing what you have to say.

If you have a technical question you can contact our IT colleagues as they are much better at that stuff than we are!