Biology Teaching Organisation

BTO Student Support

Who the BTO Student Support Team are, how to contact them and information on special circumstances and extensions

Biology Student Support Team
Clockwise from top left: Dr John Curtis, Dr David Radford, Dr Hazel Cruickshanks, Dr Nadia Tuzi and Dr Abigail Cabrelli


We provide general support and study skills guidance to all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students in our school.

We also teach on first and second year undergraduate Biology courses and provide academic support on these courses.

To get in touch, please email us at, drop into BTO reception or call us on 0131 650 8649 and ask to speak to a member of the team (09:00-17:00, Monday-Friday).


The BTO Student Support Team is part of the Personal Tutor system. You can access the Personal Tutor statement here:






We appreciate the ongoing uncertainty and the stress this is causing people during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We are also aware there are a number of rumours circulating about this on campus. Please do not spread them, and refer to the University web pages and the NHS for official guidance.

For guidance from the University on the ongoing situation and how it will affect your studies, visit the following page:

For the current NHS guidance on Covid-19, see below:



Emergency and Out of Hours Support

Who to contact in emergencies, and urgent matters when the university is closed.

Appointments and Drop-in Sessions

How to arrange a meeting with a member of the Student Support team

Special Circumstances

Guidance for Special Circumstances for Biological Sciences students.

Coursework Extension Requests

Coursework extensions for Biological Sciences courses

The Student Support Team

Who we are and what we do

Useful Support Links

Useful links to information on health and welfare, academic support and other University services