Student support

Student support in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

This page is your one stop shop for student support. From your personal tutor to support that's available across the university, explore the information below to discover the resources that are available to you.

Your personal tutor

Your personal tutor is your first point of contact if things aren't going right. Each year group also has a Year Tutor assigned to support you. Other information can be found in the MBB Student Handbook


Student Services Information Desk (SSiD)

Located on level 3 of the Students’ Union, SSiD is your one stop shop for information, help, support and guidance. They:

  • can help you with most enquiries or direct you to someone who can
  • can point you to most relevant well-being information sources and services
  • have services that can help you develop your skills and experience
  • can provide additional information for specific student groups.

Things not going right?

For help with bereavement, housing, immigration, money, "thinking of leaving", crime and safety, wellbeing, relationships, home sickness and your course, visit Student Online Support.

Student Online Support

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LGBT for students

The University of Sheffield and its Students' Union are committed to equality and diversity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) students.

As part of that commitment and as a way of enhancing their experience of University life we have worked together to produce the SSiD Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Student web pages. There you will find information on the extensive support and advice services provided by the University and the Students' Union as well as information about specific issues relevant to the lives of LGBT students.

LGBT student web pages

We are international

International students

We currently have 94 international undergraduates from 39 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Thailand. The department's International Officer is Dr Liz Alvey who is the contact for enquiries.

The University International Student Support Service are available to answer any questions and queries you may have about life as an international student in Sheffield.

A number of societies are available specifically for international students, these can be accessed via the Student Union website.


Molecular Biology and Biotechnology student society

MBBSoc organises incredible themed nights, runs sports teams, invests in your academic/personal development and provides space for study support.

MBBSoc Facebook page

Staff-Student Committee

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Staff-Student Committee

The Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Staff-Student Committee are officially the best Staff-Student committee at TUoS after they were awarded a Student Union Academic Award.

Please contact Dr John Rafferty for further information.

Other useful links for Students:

Student Visa & Immigration Guidance These pages provide immigration information and advice for new, current and former students studying on a Tier 4 Visa

Contact Pages Our contacts pages describe the purpose of over thirty services that students regularly use and how to access them effectively.

Health and Wellbeing Our Health and Wellbeing pages outline the physical and mental health services available to students and information on personal safety.

Support and Guidance Our Support and Guidance web pages outline the services available to students facing personal or financial difficulties and offer information and guidance.