School of Biological Sciences


SBS Student Resource Centre

The Student Resource Centre (SRC) is dedicated to providing all the information and support you need to make your studies within the School of Biological Sciences enjoyable and successful.

Check out the list of services below to see the range of support we provide to SBS students. Feel free to visit us with any questions you might have.

The SRC is located on level 1 of the old Biology building (Building 106).

Opening hours: 9am-4pm
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87297
Email: ugadvice-biosci@auckland.ac.nz

Enquiry desk


We will be happy to help you with all enquiries. We provide general advice and are able to refer you to the relevant course coordinator if you have specific academic questions. A telephone and computer give you access to the internal phone network and to online resources.

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Loans, desk copy material


The SRC carries a wide range of material which can be borrowed for photocopying (one hour limit) by leaving photo id with the SRC.

Materials available include:

  • reading material and articles recommended by course coordinators
  • course handouts (often free of charge)
  • videos and DVDs
  • a limited selection of textbooks
  • past exams and mid semester test papers. Exam papers are also available online on The University of Auckland Library website.
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Assignment hand in


Your course manual or coordinator will advise you on the submission deadlines associated with each assignment or lab test. If directed to the SRC, please complete and attach an assignment sheet and submit using the clearly labeled assignment boxes just to the right of the SRC desk. Boxes are emptied promptly, in line with the deadlines specified by your course coordinator.

Please note: there are penalties for late assignments

The policy of the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) is that assignments or lab tests submitted up to 24 hours after the 4pm deadline on the due date receive an automatic penalty of 20% deduction of marks. After 24 hours, late assignments or lab tests will not be accepted, except with a medical certificate or for compassionate reasons.

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Assignment and lab test collection facility


Many marked assignments and lab tests are available for collection from the SRC on presentation of your student ID card.

Details of assignments and lab tests available for collection will be shown on the white board near the SRC desk.

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SRC area


To support all undergraduates, we have got a number of facilities available in the SRC area.

These include:

  • photocopying facilities
  • notice boards displaying class details, lab streams and test results for each course, plus general notices detailing Biology Student Association plans and SBS news and events
  • a common area to meet up with friends and discuss courses
  • paper and can recycling facilities.
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