Student Success Tutorial

The details
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
08 October 2019


Requisites for this module
BE100 or BE300 or BE400



Key module for

BSC N400 Accounting,
BSC N401 Accounting (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N402 Accounting (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N404 Accounting (Including Placement Year),
BSC N420 Accounting and Finance,
BSC N422 Accounting and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC NN43 Accounting and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC NNK3 Accounting and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC NN24 Accounting and Management,
BSC NN27 Accounting and Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC NN42 Accounting and Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC NNK2 Accounting and Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N4L1 Accounting with Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC NKL1 Accounting with Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC NL41 Accounting with Economics,
BSC NL44 Accounting with Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC N390 Banking and Finance,
BSC N392 Banking and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC NH90 Banking and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC NR3Y Banking and Finance with a Modern Language,
BSC N200 Business Management,
BSC N201 Business Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N202 Business Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N204 Business Management (Including Placement Year),
BA NR19 Business Management and Modern Languages,
BA N1R9 Business Management with a Modern Language,
BSC N300 Finance,
BSC N301 Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N302 Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N304 Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC N3T1 Finance with Mandarin,
BSC N340 Financial Management,
BSC N343 Financial Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC NH40 Financial Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC NN25 Management and Marketing,
BSC NN2M Management and Marketing (Including Placement Year),
BSC NNF5 Management and Marketing (Including Year Abroad),
BA N19R Business Management and Language Studies,
BSC N344 Finance and Management,
BSC N345 Finance and Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N346 Finance and Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N347 Finance and Management (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

This module will engage the students in the support mechanisms and effective study practices that are necessary for their study at EBS. The module will also provide students with guidance on their academic progress and personal and professional development.

Module aims

This module aims to contribute to enhancing students' overall learning experience and performance. It forms part of the School's objective of developing students as engaged learners with the reflective ability to form holistic views on business and to benefit from research-led teaching. The module forms part of the Induction programme and will provide students with structured pastoral and academic support and guidance to help deal with the challenges they face. This structured regular contact with the tutor enhances communication and encourages discussion that fosters development beyond their formal studies – aiming to make every contact count. As the module will be compulsory for all EBS first year students, the aim is that the skills learned will benefit student learning and performance in all other modules as well.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of this module students will have developed their:

Knowledge and Understanding

* The importance of university support mechanisms including the library and search engines for independent research and as an integral part of being an active learner.
* The nature and scope of referencing, why it is important and necessary in developing professional skills.
* What an academic offence is and its consequences.
* The importance of a reflective approach to learning and how using feedback as part of a cycle of improvement to inform future work.
* The importance of forming networks and study groups to enhance the student experience.

Skills and Abilities

The technical, analytical and evaluation skills required in:

* Being able to use university support mechanisms in intelligent and effective ways to support their learning experience and performance across subject areas.
* Using best-practice in referencing to support written essays and arguments, and as part of developing ethical and professional judgment (e.g. through avoiding plagiarism).
* Becoming a reflective learner and using feedback as part of a developmental process to inform academic studies.
* Networking and building connections with academics and other students.

Development of Personal Transferable Skills
The module aims to develop a variety of personal transferable skills by encouraging students to:

* Make confident use of the support mechanisms available to them across the university.
* Develop learning strategies that facilitate an independent approach to learning.
* Build personal connections within the community of scholarship and enquiry.
* Develop confidence in using networking skills that enable students to build connections with each other.

Module information

The module will be on the students' transcripts as completed or not completed.

Learning and teaching methods

There will be 5 seminars in total. 2 seminars will take place as part of the Induction programme and will be 2 hours in duration on consecutive days. The other 3 seminars will be 1 hour in duration and will take place at key points in the academic year – mid autumn term week 4, the beginning of the spring term and mid spring term. Material: Material linked to BE901 – Study Skills module - lectures will normally be posted on Moodle. The seminar material for BE400 will be available on BE400 Moodle page or via module leader/seminar tutors.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Contact your department for more information.


Contact your department for more information.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Lorcan Whitehead, email:
Lorcan Whitehead E



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 63 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
63 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Essex Business School

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