Biomedical Teaching Organisation


If your studies are affected by circumstances beyond your control, your support network at the Biomedical Teaching Organisation can help.

Absence and illness

Our policy on absence and illness for undergraduate students.

Academic Families

When entering university for the first time you may have lots of questions – finding answers from students already on your programme is one way to help you quickly settle into your new life and make the most of your time at Edinburgh.

Late coursework submission

Guidance for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on what to do if you are having difficulty meeting your coursework deadlines.

Mental health support

Look after your mental health and wellbeing, and find support if you're worried about a friend.

Personal Tutors

For Undergraduate and Postgraduate students within the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences. Throughout your time at Edinburgh your Personal Tutor and the BMTO Student Support Team are available to provide you with help and guidance.

Postgraduate interruptions of study

Interruptions of study guidance for students on postgraduate programmes within the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences.

Special Circumstances

This guidance is for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. There are many factors which can have an impact on a student's academic performance. If you feel that something beyond your control is having a negative effect on your studies, you should let us know.

Supporting students

The following suggestions are intended as a guide to help staff provide pastoral and academic support to students within the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences.