Study skills

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An Essex Business School education is challenging, inspiring and demanding. The School and the University's Skills for Success team provide a range of study skills workshops, resources and guidance to help you reach your full academic potential.

From advice on referencing, essay writing technique, and note taking to specialised workshops for postgraduate students, we offer a range of activities and support to help maximise your performance. You can book one-to-one sessions tailored to your specific study needs, access study resources and attend events to prepare for exams and revision.

Maths, Excel and Bloomberg skills

Our Peer Assisted Learning (PALs) team run weekly clinics in maths and Microsoft Excel skills for all Colchester Essex Business School students.

This team of trained students can also teach you how to use our Bloomberg Financial Market Lab, so you can access a range of financial and business data to use throughout your degree.

If you study at undergraduate level, you take a numeracy assessment in your first term. This helps us identify how we can best meet your needs, so you can take full advantage of accounting and finance topics in our common first year, designed to provide you with a fully-rounded business education.

Personal tutors

If you're an undergraduate or Masters student, you'll be allocated a personal tutor from your subject area for the duration of your course.

If you’re studying for a PhD, your research supervisor will take on the role of providing personalised advice about academic and non-academic issues. Your tutor or supervisor will guide you through your time at Essex to help you make the most of opportunities available at the University.

Find a Study Buddy

Find a Study Buddy is our student-led online community for Essex Business School students at our Colchester Campus.

This Yammer community is student owned and administered. It offers a safe space to access peer support, find people to study with and make friends. You’ll also find study resources and a place to sell your old textbooks.