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Author Archives: Alun Owen

Save the date(s): How to Use Social Media to Reach Your Students workshop

Effective use of social media is a key way to access your students.  Building on the 2015 summer student intern project at the University of Bath, sigma is organising two workshops on how to use social media to attract students to your provision.  These workshops will be held at the University of Greenwich on TuesdayContinue Reading

Promoting and Evaluating your Maths Support Service – 25 April 2016

The sigma Eastern England Hub is hosting a free networking event – ‘Promoting and Evaluating your Maths Support Service’ at the Silberrad Student Centre, University of Essex on Monday 25th April 2016 starting at 12:00. If you are involved in the provision of mathematics and statistics support in higher education, this event will give youContinue Reading

sigma Midlands Hub event :Introduction to LaTeX – 21 March 2016

The sigma Midlands Hub is holding a free Introduction to LaTeX training day on Monday, March 21st 2016 at the University of Wolverhampton, City (i.e. Wolverhampton) campus. Note that this is the Monday before Easter. This free training day from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm is for those who wish to learn the basics of the document preparation system LaTeX. The course willContinue Reading

sigma Eastern England Tutor Training – 2 March 2016

The sigma Eastern  England Hub is holding a free new tutor training session on Wednesday March 2nd  2016,  from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, at the University of East London,  Docklands campus. This free training day is for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centers or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills. The course will be delivered by membersContinue Reading

Pocket Guide to Resources for Statistics Support Tutors

Your views requested! Ellen Marshall (University of Sheffield), Alun Owen (University of Worcester) and Jonathan Gillard (University of Cardiff) are engaged in a sigma-funded project to develop a “Pocket Guide to Resources for Statistics Support Tutors”. The aim is to produce a “pocket-sized” (A5) guide to give tutors working in statistics support quick access toContinue Reading

Embedding Maths and Statistics support into Sports and Exercise Science degrees – 10 February 2016

The sigma North West and North Wales Hub and the Sports and Exercise Science Dept at LJMU are arranging the first sigma event focused on the Sports and Exercise Science community. The event will be held at Liverpool John Moores University on Wednesday 10th February, starting at 10am.The aims of the day are To acquaint the sigmaContinue Reading

Preparing Students for Numerical Psychometric Tests – 15 January 2016

The next sigma meeting organised by the South East Hub is taking place on Friday 15th January from 10:30-3pm at the University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10.  The focus is on Preparing Students for Numerical Psychometric Tests. Venue: Queen Anne Court, QA063 Greenwich Campus, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, SE10 9LS Directions: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/travel/greenwich Speakers: EleContinue Reading

sigma Midlands Tutor Training – 14 January 2016

The sigma Midlands Hub is holding a free new tutor training session on January 14th 2016 at the University of Wolverhampton Walsall campus. This free training day is for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills. The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Tutoring in aContinue Reading

sigma Tutor Training – 15 December 2015

Place: Lancaster University Date: Tuesday 15th December 2015 Time: 10.00  –  16.00 A free training day is being held on Tuesday 15th December 2015 for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills. The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Tutoring in a Mathematics Support Centre“. The training is idealContinue Reading

sigma Annual Report 2014/15

The sigma Annual Report 2014/15 on activity during the second year of a three-year tranche of funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support, enhance and develop the sigma Network has been published. To access the report, click here