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Contacts and facilities

Part II students are treated as full members of the Department, which is unusually large and diverse. There is a tradition of easy and informal access to members of the teaching staff and others, with whom students share the Tea room and other facilities and activities. The friendliness of the Department is often one of the first things a student will mention about the course.

Part II students have full use of the excellent and comprehensive facilities provided by the Balfour Library, including workstations. There is also a dedicated Part II computer room with full facilities.

Professor Rebecca Kilner is the current Part II Zoology and BBS Zoology course organiser and is available to give you advice and information on any aspect of the course, and to deal with any day-to-day problems that may arise during the year. You should feel free to contact him as your first port of call when you have any questions or difficulties connected with the Zoology course.

Becky Ramshaw organises many practical aspects of the course, and are always willing to discuss issues with Part II students. Their room is at the far end of the computer room.

is the librarian and can help with any matters related to the library or online access to journals/books.

Students are welcome to attend Happy Hour in the Tea room on Friday afternoons. Parties for Part II students are held at the start of Michaelmas Term and after the exams.


The Part II Zoology area on the Moodle website has many useful resources for students, including lecture handouts and course information. You will automatically be subscribed to this site. You will need to use your Raven ID and password to log onto Moodle, which you will also be able to access during the vacation. If you experience any problems please contact either the Moodle helpdesk or Becky Ramshaw.

Contact information

E-mail addresses and telephone numbers may be accessed via the departmental directory, or may be found in the University network directory.

Useful contacts

Working hours:

Normal staff working hours 8.45 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 to 5.00 pm
Monday to Friday
Tea room opening hours 10.00 to 11.15 am and 3.00 to 4.15 pm
Monday to Friday inclusive
Access out of normal working hours Out of hours access to the department is available using the University Card.
Balfour Library Part II students should have received details about the use of the Library, but, if you have not, please call in at the Library office. Please see Library webpages for full information.