Study and English Language Support (Postgraduate)

Before you arrive (pre arrival) support

Before you arrive, you may want to do some online learning to help you to adapt to studying at University in the UK.

International Students

Prepare for Success is an interactive web learning tool for international students who are getting ready to come to the UK for study in further or higher education. It contains learning resources which are activity-based to help you find out about different aspects of academic life in the UK and the skills needed for effective study.

UK students

Skills4StudyCampus is a package of online materials designed to help all students to develop the study skills needed to succeed at university. You may find the introductory module What to Expect from Academic Study to be a useful refresher for studying at university.

While you are here (in sessional support)

Southampton Business School students can access a wide range of support to help you to develop study skills, improve your academic English and enhance your employability.

Academic and Professional Skills for Business (S4B)

Academic and Professional Skills for Business’ (S4B) is a specially designed optional support course, which is free of charge and available to all Southampton Business School students.  The course is designed to help you prepare you for success in both your degree and future employment. Study plans are available but it is up to you to decide how you participate in S4B workshops and lectures, S4B tutorials (in which you can discuss your work), and S4B self-study resources. S4B activities include support for writing academic and professional texts, speaking with confidence in presentations seminars and business negotiations, improving your academic and business vocabulary, and preparing for examinations and your future career.

S4B will appear on your homepage at:  and the direct link address is

We hope you find S4B useful. Please feel free to contact us via  or check us out via the ‘Contact’ page on the S4B site.

Southampton Academic Skills Hub (SASH)

The library provide a range of academic skills resources across all subjects. Online resources are available via the website and the hub is staffed regularly for drop-in sessions as well as providing sign-up workshops.

This includes support for writing at any stage of the process and offers focused tutorials, workshops, and materials.


Is an online package of materials available through SASH (see above). Skills4StudyCampus is designed to help all students to develop the study skills needed to succeed at university.

English Language Support

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) skills support programme offers academic language support to international students who need to develop their English language and academic literacy skills during their studies. You can find out more about this programme on their website.

Please note: some students may be required to attend additional English sessions as part of their course.

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