University of St Andrews

Resources for Current Staff

This page continues to be a 'work in progress' - if you are a member of School of Biology staff and there is something you would like to have added here, please contact Steve Smart with details.


biointernal Health and Safety

Information about School Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy Document


biointernal School Structure

The School Structure pages provide an overview of the management committees within the School of Biology, and access to committee membership and outline details. Links to committee minutes (stored on bioInternal) are also provided. See here.


biointernal bioInternal

bioIntenal is a shared internal work and document filing space for the School of Biology which may be accessed here.

bioInternal is delivered using 'Sharepoint' - the University is considering the option of a new sitewide Sharepoint, but at present bioInternal is 'local' to the School of Biology and requires a separate password. Access is restricted to School of Biology staff. If you wish to enquire about access, please contact Steve Smart or Sean Earnshaw

staffPages School Staff Pages

A school staff page should have been set up for you when you started work, if this has not happened, or if you require further assistance, please contact Steve Smart or Margaret Wilson. Staff involved in research staff should also find out about having a profile in research@st-andrews, the University's research portal. This is powered by an application called PURE, you can find out more about this, and contact details for staff at the Research Policy Office here

Newsletter School Newsletter

The newsletter is distrubuted via email weekly.

The current newsletter is also a web page.

A monthly digest of the newsletter is also available. (Entries begin in September 2011).

Biology Post Doc

A site in development to provide resources for PostDocs and Fellows at the School of Biology.

social feed Facebook, Twitter, and RSS

Various social media and news feeds are used by the School. These are mainly for promotional purposes, but may also be of interest to staff.

ethics School Ethics Committee

The School Ethics Committee (SEC) reviews research and teaching activities involving living subjects. more




who's who Who's Who

The full staff list is here, but below is a shortlist of some key roles in the School of Biology

Head of School

Deputy Head of School

Director of Research

Director of Teaching

Director of Postgraduate Studies

Examination Officer/
Assessment Co-ordinator

Admissions Officer UK

Admissions Officer International

Health & Safety Officer

Disabilities Coordinator

School President

Teaching Administration Staff

Year Co-Ordinator: 1000 level

Year Co-Ordinator: 2000 level


Year Co-Ordinator: 3000 level

Year Co-Ordinator: 4000 level

Institute of Biology

The Institute of Biology

The Institute of Biology is the professional body for biologists. It aims to promote the biological sciences, to foster the public understanding of the life sciences generally, to serve the needs of members, to enhance the status of the biology profession, and to represent members and the biology profession as a whole to government and other bodies in the UK and abroad.