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Author Archives: Janette Matthews

sigma Midlands Tutor Training – 30 October

The Midlands hub will be running a free sigma Network Tutor Training event for mathematics and statistics support centres in the hub, and nearby regions, who wish to access sigma training for their tutors. It will be held at Wolverhampton University, Walsall campus on Friday 30th October, lunch and light refreshments will be provided. The training will be deliveredContinue Reading

sigma NW & NW tutor training – 28th October 2015

Place: Liverpool John Moores University Date: Wednesday 28th October 2015 Time: 11.00  –  16.00 A free training day is being held on 28th October 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 aContinue Reading

sigma NE & Y Tutor training event – 16 Oct 2015

The sigma North East and Yorkshire hub are hosting a tutor training event which is free and for mathematics and statistics support centres in the hub, and nearby regions, who wish to access sigma training for their tutors. It will be held at Leeds University on Friday 16th October and includes lunch and light refreshments. The training will be delivered by membersContinue Reading

SPSS Users Group Courses – 30 October 2015

The SPSS users group (ASSESS) is organising a day of four half-day courses using SPSS together with five user presentations and a users clinic comprising a one-day SPSS users (ASSESS) conference. It will be held on Friday 30th October 2015 at the University of York. Two courses will form a SPSS syntax day comprising anContinue Reading

2015/16 sigma student intern project funding call

sigma is pleased to offer funding for the delivery of 6 student internship projects over the academic year of 2015/16.  Previously these have been offered as summer internships, however, due to the timing of the end of current project funding, this final year’s intern project funding is being offered for “in-year” projects. On offer are 6Continue Reading

Practical use of R by blind people – Workshop: 10 July

The University of Bath is hosting a workshop on Practical use of R by blind people, on Friday10th July. The workshop will show how a blind user can make use of R in its console/terminal modes, how we can improve its use through the BrailleR add-on package, and how a blind user could benefit byContinue Reading

Senior Management Perspectives on Mathematics and Statistics Support

As part of work on sustainability post HEFCE-funding, two education research consultants were commissioned by sigma to undertake a high level sector needs analysis relating to mathematics and statistics support of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The purpose of the needs analysis was to guide the direction of travel of the sigma network moving forward. InContinue Reading

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