Academic Skills Centre (ASC)



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“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 where undergraduate students can develop general academic, writing and mathematical skills. We are on the first floor of the Main Library on campus, which is R30 on the campus map (PDF - 824KB). Our appointments are from 09.00-17.00 Monday to Friday, except every other Wednesday during term time, when we are open until 19.00.

To contact us, call: 0121 414 3666 or email

Mature student? How can we support your academic development?

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

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 offer:

Online sources of support and information

Please see below links for some of the online resources which are available to all students:



Skills4Study Campus - High quality interactive materials on all aspects of study to help enhance your skills



The Birmingham Project - An exciting project for first year undergraduates

Findit@Bham logoFind books on academic skills in our library. Search for 'study skills' on Findit@bham

Logo of Library Services' Academic Skills Gateway

The Academic Skills Gateway is an online gateway of resources 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: