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Author Archives: Alun Owen

Expressions of interest sought: Pocket Guide to Mathematical Resources for Support Tutors

Feedback from members of the community has resulted in this call for expressions of interest in working with us to produce a “Pocket Guide to Mathematical Resources for Support Tutors”. The purpose of The Guide will be to give tutors working in mathematics and statistics support quick access to a comprehensive collection of resources thatContinue Reading

sigma Prizes for Outstanding Contributions to mathematics and statistics support in HE in 2014/15.

The sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support will award up to three prizes for outstanding contributions to mathematics and statistics support in Higher Education during the current academic year 2014/15. The sigma Prize for Outstanding Contributor 2015: £500 to an individual employed in a higher education institution (UK) who has made a sustained contribution to mathematicsContinue Reading

sigma-sw regional hub meeting: Statistics for non-statisticians – 7 July 2015

The sigma South West & South Wales Hub is hosting a meeting on ‘Statistics for non-statisticians‘ at the University of Bath on Tuesday 7th July 2015 from 10:30 – 16:00. Those with a strong quantitative background are often approached to give advice on statistical problems, even though they may have no formal training in statistics. This workshop aimsContinue Reading

Numbas Workshops – 6 and 7 July 2015

sigma, in conjunction with Newcastle University and the North West and North Wales Hub, is pleased to offer a two day Numbas workshop.  Free and open source, Numbas allows the authoring of questions which include randomised content throughout and LaTeX rendering of mathematical notation. Tests provide instant feedback to the student, including rendering of the student’sContinue Reading

sigma North West and North Wales Hub Mathematics and Statistics Support Networking EventNetworking Event – 25 June 2015

The sigma North West and North Wales Hub is holding a Mathematics and Statistics Support Networking Event at Liverpool John Moores University on Thursday 25th June 2015, starting at 12:30pm. This event is aimed at those who would like to network with other Mathematics and Statistics support practitioners, share good practice and discuss common issues. This is an ideal opportunity for Institutions to meet up and shareContinue Reading

Breaking down silos – sigma NE&Y Regional Hub Meeting – 24 June 2015

The sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub are holding a networking day on 24 June from 10:30 to 15:30 at the University of York. The day will be a combination of talks and activities and aims to give the delegates an opportunity to consider their individual needs for service development and get ideas from theContinue Reading

Meeting the mathematics needs of pharmacy students – 15 June 2015

The sigma South East Hub is hosting ‘Meeting the mathematics needs of pharmacy students’ on Monday 15 June, from 10:40am-3:30pm at Kings College, London, Room 1.11 in the Franklin-Wilkins Building (Waterloo Campus) Directions: There will be talks from the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.  The aims of the day are: To acquaint the maths support communityContinue Reading

7th annual meeting of the Scottish Maths Support Network (SMSN) – 5 June

The 7th annual meeting of the Scottish Maths Support Network (SMSN) will be held on Friday 5th June at Glasgow Caledonian University. If you would like to attend please complete this registration form and return it to Note that there is no charge for attending the conference and lunch will be provided. If you would like toContinue Reading

Evaluation and Feedback Workshop – 27 May 2015

Students are the primary stakeholders in our mathematics support activities. Improving their university experience and their understanding of the mathematics and statistics they need for success in their courses is an important objective for all those who work in support centres. So gathering feedback from the students who use mathematics support is an ongoing andContinue Reading

sigma Network One Day Event on GeoGebra and ICT for Mathematics Support – 15 May

The Eastern sigma Hub is planning to run a free Workshop on GeoGebra and ICT for Mathematics Support , on 15 May at Essex University, Colchester Campus from 10:30 to 16:00. This one day event on ICT in the support of mathematics at University will focus on the free software GeoGebra ( and how it can be usedContinue Reading