Academic Skills Centre (ASC)

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.

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

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

Academic 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

Confidential appointments
Confidential appointments are available year-round for undergraduate students who wish to develop and improve academic skills, put feedback into practice and study smarter. All appointments are carried out confidentially. to book an appointment please email Please note this is restricted to undergraduate students only. 

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. If you are unable to make the workshop dates we have currently, please contact and we will be able to book you in for a confidential 1-1 appointment. 

Support for Postgraduate taught students
We have produced some short guides and online materials designed especially for postgraduate taught students to help develop academic skills further.

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

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 the below feedback form
Student writing

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. 

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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