Biology Teaching Organisation

Special Circumstances

Guidance for Special Circumstances for Biological Sciences students.

If you have any extenuating circumstances beyond your control such as illness or injury which may have affected your coursework or exams, then you should complete a Special Circumstances form as soon as possible.

Guidance on completing the form is provided below or can be obtained from your personal tutor or by contacting your Student Support Team. The form can be completed by you and submitted either electronically or in person (with supporting documentation) to your personal tutor or BTO Student Support.

The deadlines for submission of Semester 2 Special Circumstance forms are as follows:

Undergraduate 1st and 2nd year: Monday 25 May

Undergraduate 3rd and 4th year: Friday 22 May

Postgraduate Taught: Monday 25 May

If you have an SC ready for submission please send it to us at





If you are from outside our school, please get in touch with your own school's Student Support team for advice on completing a form.