Portsmouth Business School

Study support staff profiles

Aron Truss

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Management Sciences, MA Learning and Teaching, FHEA
  • Role Title: Study Support Tutor
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392 844007
  • Email: aron.truss@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Portsmouth Business School
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School

Biography

I work within the faculty supporting students at all levels with their study skills. After obtaining my first degree from Warwick Business School in 2005 I worked for a local authority as a participation youth worker, specialising in youth engagement projects and working with pupils at risk of exclusion in local schools, before moving into student support within higher education. My colleague and I began the PBS Study Support service in 2011 and have seen the service expand each year since then. We now support over 2500 students each year.

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach business and law-specific study skills workshops throughout the year, as well as offering face-to-face and online tutorials and support to students, as part of PBS Study Support. I support students with skills including academic writing, planning and carrying out research, time management, revision and exam preparation.

Areas of interest

My areas of interest include students’ confidence in their academic abilities, the transition of students to university, the attainment of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BaME) students in UK higher education and higher education study skills.