Portsmouth Business School

Support for students

Here to help you make the most of your study skills

Study Support team
Study Support team - here to help

The Business School has six study support tutors; Judith Martin, Karen Findon, Deborah Hicks-ClarkeLynn Lansbury and Kevin Jacks available to help you improve and develop your academic skills and ensure that you obtain the support you need in any area related to your study.

How can they support you?

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About Study Support from Faculty of Business and Law

Services include:

  • Support with academic writing (essays, reports, dissertations)
  • Tips on delivering presentations and working in groups (including observing and filming presentations)
  • Support with understanding and using your assignment feedback
  • Support with managing your time and workload
  • Support and advice about effective revision and exam techniques
  • One-to-one or small group tutorials

The tutors can also review small sections of your written work, focusing on specific issues such as academic writing style. They will aim to return your work to you within two working days, with comments. More information about this is available in our terms of service. Please remember to proof read your work as thoroughly as possible, before sending it to the tutors.

How can I see them?

Tutorial sessions are available from Monday - Friday (9am - 4pm). The tutors are available throughout term time, and some of the vacation periods (including exam resit periods).

Do I need to do anything else?

If you need support with a specific piece of work, please email your work to the tutors before your appointment, along with your assignment title and your student number. This gives us time to prepare for our meeting and ensures that we will be able to support you appropriately.

Please note

This service can be used by any student whose home faculty is the Faculty of Business and Law.  If you are registered with another faculty, alternative learning support provision may be available in your department. For more details, speak to your course team.

Study Support is not a proofreading service, when looking at work the focus is on study skills issues. If you are concerned about proofreading you may make an appointment to discuss the skills involved.

The Study Support team can only give limited support with use of English and recommend that all international students register for English for Academic Purposes classes.

The School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS) run a Global Cafe for students from all faculties to mix and practice speaking English, in a fun environment. It is held in the cafe of Park Building from 3.30 to 4.30 every Wednesday afternoon in term time.

I'm graduating university with a 2:1 and I just wanted to say this couldn't have been achieved without the fantastic help from Study Support. A lot of the other students on my course have agreed with me, Study Support is very useful.

Final year student , 2016