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 bookable individual appointments

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:

What are we missing?

We do our best to run workshops that we think will benefit you by helping you to get the most from your studies. However, you are the experts about what you need. If there is something that we don't currently offer that you think we should offer - please let us know by completing this form
Student writing

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


Skills4studycampus provides access to high quality interactive materials on all aspects of study to help enhance your skills in areas such as reading, note-taking, critical thinking and exam skills.

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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!