Teaching 2021/22

Information to help support you in a hybrid teaching environment.

The University of Edinburgh has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and liaising with government and NHS agencies to get their latest advice on public health guidance.

The information below provides links to the latest health advice and support, along with additional guidance for School of Biological Sciences students.

The University's FAQs and guidance are regularly updated with the latest advice

All of the latest advice and guidance from the University as a whole can be found on the dedicated Covid-19 webpages.

University Covid-19 Advice for taught students

Our Teaching

In line with the Scottish Government and University of Edinburgh guidance, we are currently planning for a return to normal teaching activities from September 2022. You will be taught through our usual mixture of lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops with your exact combination varying depending on the courses you take. For all year groups, much of the way you will be taught in semester one has been organised at a course level and you will receive more detailed course level information closer to the start of term.

All information is correct as of May 2022, plans may be adjusted if Scottish Government guidance changes.

Campus Safety

As always, the safety of our staff and students is our number one priority and despite all restrictions being lifted we are asking our whole University community to continue to play your part and help stop the spread of Covid-19.

On-campus safety measures


If you have any questions that have not been answered by information above or in the emails and documentation you have received from the School then get in touch with us. 

Biology Teaching Organisation (BTO)

  • School of Biological Sciences

Contact details



James Clark Maxwell Building, Room 2105
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
The King's Buildings

Post Code


  • Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm