What to do if...

You need to contact the Bioengineering Student Support Office

Bioengineering is run by the Interdisciplinary Engineering Office who provide all student support. They are located on D Floor (level 2) of the George Porter Building at North Campus and are open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.

T: 0114 222 7876
E: biosupport@sheffield.ac.uk

Interdisciplinary Engineering Student Support Office

You miss an exam

If you are unable to attend an exam, you need to let us know as soon as possible.

During Exam Period, you should advise staff in the Interdisciplinary Engineering Office immediately if you are unable to attend an exam. If you are ill during an exam, or if illness causes you to miss an exam, you should consult the University Health Service, or see your home GP. During the Exam Period, certification by a doctor is required for all periods of sickness.

Assessment and progression handbook

You are ill during an exam

If you are ill during an exam you should report immediately to the invigilator. The invigilator will write a report about your circumstances which will be considered in the Exam Board.

You miss a lecture or seminar

If you are unavoidably absent from a single lecture, class, or other timetabled activity for a good reason you should initially apologise for your absence to the member of staff concerned. If you are absent for more than one session you should notify us by submitting a Self-Certification or Extenuating Circumstances form, with evidence if necessary.

Attendance

You miss a laboratory session

Attendance at labs is compulsory and will not be rearranged. Extenuating circumstances may be considered.

Extenuating circumstances

You need an extension to a coursework deadline

In order to be considered for a deadline extension you will need to provide a strong case and submit an Extenuating Circumstances Form to biosupport@sheffield.ac.uk along with supporting evidence.

Extenuating circumstances

You want to book a holiday in the Exam Period

Exams will be scheduled throughout the University's exam periods. Do not book holidays during this time.

Exams may be scheduled at any time during the Exam Period. It is not recommended that you book a holiday during this period. Exams will not be rearranged. A booked holiday will not be accepted as Extenuating Circumstances for missing an exam.

Standard University Examination Dates

You want to appeal a grade

It is not possible to appeal an academic judgement. However, if you feel that you have been unfairly treated, you can follow the University's Complaints and Appeals procedure. You should be able to demonstrate that there has been a procedural error or that there is new evidence concerning extenuating circumstances that was not made available to the examiners.

University's Complaints and Appeals

You want to book a breakout room

There are bookable breakout rooms for Bioengineering students in the George Porter Building.

To book a room, email biosupport@sheffield.ac.uk, specifying:

  • Date
  • Time from and to
  • How many people will be in attendance

You can't get in touch with your Personal Tutor

If you are unable to get in touch with your Personal Tutor, contact biosupport@sheffield.ac.uk and this will be looked into for you.

You have mental health issues

If you are struggling with mental health issues the University has a variety of support mechanisms in place to help.

Student Access to Mental Health Support

Self Help Guides

If you would like to talk to someone about your circumstances, we would recommend that you approach your Personal Tutor or Year Tutor. If you would like to talk to someone in the Student Support Team regarding your circumstances, please contact biosupport@sheffield.ac.uk to set up a meeting or visit the Student Support Office in person.

If you feel that your studies have been impacted, you should submit an Extenuating Circumstances Form.

Extenuating circumstances

Interdisciplinary Engineering Student Support Office

You have a bereavement

If you suffer a bereavement and you feel that is has impacted your studies, you should submit an Extenuating Circumstances form. If you would like to talk to someone in the Student Support Team regarding your circumstances, please contact biosupport@sheffield.ac.uk to set up a meeting or visit the Student Support Office in person.

Extenuating circumstances

Coping with bereavement

Interdisciplinary Engineering Student Support Office

You are struggling with the course

If you are struggling academically, you should speak to your Personal Tutor or Year Tutor for their advice and support. If you are having personal problems, you should speak to your Personal Tutor, Year Tutor or the Student Support Office. 

SSID support: Things Not Going Right?

Student Advice Centre

Interdisciplinary Engineering Student Support Office

You are thinking of leaving

If you are considering leaving your course, you should speak to your Personal Tutor or Year Tutor for their advice and support. If you have made your decision to leave, you should complete a Withdrawn from the University form and submit this to the Student Support Office.

SSID support: Thinking of leaving?

Student Advice Centre

You are feeling stressed

The University's Counselling Service offers workshops and self-help guides, as well as one-to-one and group therapy sessions.

Counselling Service

Dealing with Exam Anxiety

You are feeling homesick

The Student Services Information Desk (SSiD) has lots of useful information about feeling homesick.

Coping with homesickness

You are having health problems

The University Health Service provide an effective service which is available for all students.

If you think you have a disability (including dyslexia) which may affect your studies, you should get in touch with the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service who can assess your need for support and help you to arrange any special requirements you may have for exams or day to day study.

If you think your medical problems are having an effect on your studies you should talk to your Personal Tutor and consider completing an Extenuating Circumstances form.

University Health Service

Disability and Dyslexia Support Service

Extenuating circumstances

SSID: Looking after your physical wellbeing