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The Academic Skills Community, or ASC, is the University of York approach to learning and communication support designed to help you advance your academic, language and interpersonal abilities.

This approach has been created to engage you with people from different backgrounds, nationalities, degree types and disciplines. The community contains these elements:

Industrial action

Commencing on Wednesday 1 February to Wednesday 22 March, industrial action at the University may affect the Academic Skills Community workshops, Writing Centre and Maths Skills Centre appointments, and Study Coaching. See the dedicated web page for all dates.

If you attend a scheduled session during this period and, after 15 minutes, a tutor or advisor has not arrived, the session may have been affected by the industrial action. In this situation, please consult the following practical guides:

Our resources, workshops, groups and one-to-one appointments are all available online and have been built to complement the Together York Community Declaration.

Who's involved?

The Academic Skills Community brings together staff, workshops, and resources from across the University. These are:

Watch on YouTube

An introduction to the Academic Skills Community.