Academic Writing and Study Skills

As UC@Hagley, we teach Academic writing and study skills, which is the compulsory paper (TRNS001) of the Certificate in University Preparation (CUP).

Classes are during the day on Tuesdays and Fridays at Hagley College.

Semester 1 classes begin Tuesday 20th February.
Semester 2 classes begin Tuesday 25th June.

If you are wanting to develop skills and confidence in reading and writing for tertiary study but do not want to undertake the full-time CUP course, the AWS paper may be the right option for you. The course offers an introduction to tertiary study including familiarisation with UC learning systems.

• Develop an understanding of academic conventions and academic style
• Learn strategies to help you read complex academic texts
• Learn to plan and write an academic essay
• Learn APA citation and referencing
• Learn to evaluate sources for academic work
• Develop your speaking skills
• Develop your study and exam strategies

Hagley’s collaboration with the University of Canterbury can help you with your transition into university study.

We offer an Academic writing and study skills course as part of our UC@Hagley partnership. It is also the compulsory course (TRNS001) of the University’s Certificate in University Preparation (CUP).

You could take TRNS001 either before entering university or alongside 100-level study to develop confidence and skills in a university environment.

Enrolments are open to domestic students only.

If you need to gain University Entrance, have a look at the full CUP programme.

A pass result in Academic writing and study skills (TRNS001) can be credit transferred to the University of Canterbury.

Contact the Enrolments Centre or the Hagley Transitions Team if you are interested in the AWS course.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Hagley Tertiary Pathways Programme

03 379 3090