Study skills and language 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)

S4B is an additional course that postgraduate business school students can study to improve your study skills and English Language. Here  Jenny Nguyen, a former Southampton Business School postgraduate peer adviser, explains more about the course and why all postgraduate students should participate. All SBS postgraduate students can access online materials and workshops via the Blackboard module: S4B-16-17: 16-17-Academic and Professional Skills for Business

Undergraduate Skills for Business (USB)

USB is aimed at undergraduate (BSc) students and will help prepare you for success in both your degree and future employment. The course includes online learning activities, workshops and tutorials that will help you to: write academic and professional texts, deliver presentations with confidence, take part in business negotiations, reflect and develop action plans, employ strategies to help you prepare for examinations, and improve your business vocabulary.

All SBS undergraduates can access online materials and workshops via the Blackboard module: USB-16-17: 16-17-Undergraduate Skills for Business

The Writing Centre at Southampton

The Writing Centre is here to support all writers at any stage of their process and offers writing-focused tutorials, workshops, and materials across the campus. Focuses on developing clear, coherent, and well-supported writing as a key skill to success in any career field.

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.

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.


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.

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