Student Support Team

Our Student Support team are here to help you with general support and study skills advice throughout your studies.

Biology Student Support Team

We provide academic and pastoral support to all undergraduate students in our school. 

We may help you directly or guide you to other sources of information or University services. Issues we can help with include:

  • Struggles with your studies 
  • Illness or mental health issues that are affecting your work, assessments or exams
  • Any other significant issues in your life that are affecting your studies
  • Assistance with applications for special circumstances, coursework extensions etc.

The BTO Student Support Team is part of the Personal Tutor (PT) system. 

Your Personal Tutor is your first point of contact, but we can support you if your Personal Tutor is unavailable or if you would prefer to speak to one of the Student Support Team instead.

Personal Tutor

Fraud Awareness Resources

There has been an increase in the number of scammers targeting students this year. A list of resources detailing what to look for and what to do in case you are a victim of one can be found here.


Get in Touch

To get in touch, you can book an appointment or send us an email. 

Appointments and Drop-in Sessions

Bookable appointments (30 mins)

We are offering meetings using MS Teams or in person by appointment only, between Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, UK time.​​​​​​

If you would like a meeting, email us at btostudentsupport@ed.ac.uk (preferred) or phone 0131 650 8649 to arrange an appointment.

Drop-in sessions

Drop-in sessions have concluded for Semester 2 but we are still available to meet in person or over Teams.


BTO Student Support Team

Contact details



(Please note staff are currently working from home)
James Clark Maxwell Building, Room 2105
The King's Buildings

Post Code


  • Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm