Student Success Tutorial

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


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BBA N100 Business Administration,
BBA N103 Business Administration (Including Placement Year),
BBA N104 Business Administration (Including Foundation Year),
BBA N104CO Business Administration (Including Foundation Year),
BBA N110 Business Administration (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N120 International Business and Entrepreneurship,
BSC N121 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N123 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Placement Year),
BSC N124 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N124CO International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N501 Marketing,
BSC N502 Marketing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N504 Marketing (Including Placement Year),
BSC N505 Marketing (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N505CO Marketing (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N832 Tourism Management,
BSC N833 Tourism Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N834 Tourism Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N835 Tourism Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N835CO Tourism 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 BE902 – Study Skills module - lectures will normally be posted on Moodle.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   COMP/NOTC      

Overall assessment

Contact your department for more information.


Contact your department for more information.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Marta Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, email:



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 24 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
24 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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