Resources for Current Staff

healthandsafetyHealth and Safety

Information about School Health and Safety Policy

structureSchool 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.


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’. Access is restricted to School of Biology staff. To sign in use:

  • (replace xyz with your own user ID)
  • password – same as for your University of St Andrews sign in

If you wish to enquire about access, please contact Steve Smart or Sean Earnshaw

staffPageSchool 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 orMargaret Wilson.

Staff involved in research 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

newsletterSchool Newsletter

The newsletter is distrubuted via email weekly.

The current newsletter is also a web page.

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.

2014_button_outreach_bellpetBiology Outreach

A website from the School’s External relations Committee, highlighting outreach events, and giving details of how you can apply to the committee for funding, and help about various outreach resources available onsite.

socialFacebook, 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.

ethicsSchool Ethics Committee

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

Staff List

The full staff list is here.

Research Committee Funding

The Research Committee has access to several different funding sources, forms are available on Biointernal.

  1. General
    • We have funds (a maximum of £5000) to fund pump-priming initiatives (consumables/ small pieces of equipment) or to help in producing REF outputs/impact.
  2. Sir Ken Murray travel fund for PhD students
    • This provides funds of up to £350 for PhD students, without support, to attend conferences/workshops. Only one award is allowed per student.
  3. Sir Harold Mitchell PhD fund
    • There are pump-priming funds, and 0.5 PhD studentship every two years, specifically for research involving Latin America or the Caribbean. Please contact the DoR for further details.
  4. Undergraduate Dean’s awards for research experience
    • Three times a year, funds are available for undergraduates to perform research with a member of staff.

RSB-logoThe Royal Society of Biology

The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Society represents a diverse membership of individuals, learned societies and other organisations.