Portsmouth Business School
Here to help you to make the most of your study skills.
Welcome to the Business School’s Study Support page
The Business School has two study support tutors (Judith Martin and Aron Truss) available to help you improve and develop your academic skills, and to ensure that you obtain the support you need in any area related to your study.
How can they help you?
Their services include:
- Help 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
- Help with managing your time and work load
- Support and advice about effective revision and exam techniques
- Lunchtime/afternoon workshops throughout term-time (covering topics like academic writing and essay planning)
- One-to-one or small-group tutorials
The tutors can also check small sections of your written work, focusing on specific issues such as grammar, English and academic writing style. They will return your work to you within two working days, with comments. Please remember to proofread your work as thoroughly as possible, before sending it to the tutors.
How can I see them?
Tutorial sessions are available from Monday-Thursday (9am-4pm) and Friday (9am-2pm). The tutors are available throughout term time, and most of the vacation periods (including exam resit periods). You can see a tutor one-to-one, or you can come with friends if you want to discuss the same issue.
Who can attend?
Anyone studying at Portsmouth Business School is welcome to use this service.
How do I book?
Book a tutorial with the tutors by email: email@example.com or by telephone: 02392 844007 (Internal 4007).
Do I need to do anything else?
If you want 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.
Do my personal tutor/lecturers find out if I visit you?
The tutors operate independently from your course staff, so they will not contact them without your permission.
Where do I go?
The tutors are based in the Richmond Building, rooom 1.10 (next to the Bloomberg Suite).
To view the resources available for business and law students, visit the PBS Study Support Moodle site
What students have said about our service this year (2012/2013):
“I have learnt a lot about language from you”
“You don't even imagine how you helped me. Your comments are so useful”“Thank you very much for your help, it has supported me in the right direction to evaluate rather than describe things”
“Your guidance helps me a lot at my essay writing, not only for this assignment but also for my further academic writing”
“Thank you so much for your patience and kind help”
“The suggestions and comments you have given will help massively”
"Thank you for being so supportive to an international student”
“I am so glad I came to you for help - I got a 70!”
“I feel very encouraged by your comments and have really appreciated your assistance in negotiating what felt like an impenetrable forest”“Thank you so much for your detailed feedback and support. I appreciate it. I can now continue feeling reassured”
Please watch our video on feedback at the University.