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Location, Location, Location! sigma Midlands meeting – 11th July 2016

The next sigma Midlands meeting Location, Location, Location‘ will be held at the Telford campus of the University of Wolverhampton on Monday 11th July 2016. The meeting is suitable for any member of staff or postgraduate tutor involved in mathematics or statistics teaching or support in higher education.

Confirmed speakers include David Bowers from sigma, who will be considering the administrative location of a maths support centre, whether that be within academic services, library or a maths academic department and Ian Jarman from LJMU, who reported a huge increase in visits by physically moving the maths support centre.

Indicative Schedule for the meeting is:

12 – 1pm                     Registration and Lunch

1 – 1:45pm                  Maths Support – Library or Academic Department service

1:45pm – 2:30pm        Best placed to exploit student footfall

2:30pm – 3pm             Coffee Break

3pm – 3:45pm             Moving a maths support centre – where to?

3:45pm – 4:30pm        Networking and close.

There is no charge for attending this event and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Email Ruth Fairclough, r.fairclough@wlv.ac.uk to confirm your booking and please indicate if you have any special dietary requirements.

There is plenty of free parking at Telford campus, and it is a 2 minute taxi ride from Telford Central train station. Please see http://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/contacts-and-maps/all-maps-and-directions/map-and-directions-for-telford-innovation-campus/ to help plan your trip to us.

Kind regards, Ruth Fairclough

sigma Midlands Coordinator

Statistics Support: Ideas, Resources and Advice – 1st July 2016

The next sigma meeting organised by the South East Hub is taking place on Friday 1 July 2016 from 10:30-3:00pm at Royal Holloway, University of London. The focus is on Statistics Support. Venue: QB170 (Queen’s Building), Royal Holloway, University of London (note: room change) Directions: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/aboutus/ourcampus/location/findus.aspx Travel: If you are planning to drive please emailContinue Reading

Technology Enhanced Learning – 30th June 2016 (note change of date)

The next sigma meeting organised by the North East & Yorkshire Hub is taking place on THURSDAY 30th JUNE 2016 from 10:30-3:30pm at the University of Newcastle.  The focus is on Technology Enhanced Learning. This one day event will concentrate on getting started with various software/systems to facilitate and enhance teaching and learning of maths in Higher Education. The day willContinue Reading

sigma Prizes for Outstanding Contribution: Call for nominations

The sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support will award up to two prizes for outstanding contributions to mathematics and statistics support in Higher Education during the current academic year 2015/16.  Nominations are now open in the following categories: The sigma Prize for Outstanding Contributor 2016: £500 to an individual employed in a higher education institution (UK)Continue Reading

sigma Prizes 2016: Call for nominations

The sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support will award up to two prizes for outstanding contributions to mathematics and statistics support in Higher Education during the current academic year 2015/16.  Nominations are now open in the following categories: The sigma Prize for Outstanding Contributor 2016: £500 to an individual employed in a higher education institution (UK)Continue Reading

CETL-MSOR 2016: Delegate registration

Delegate registration for this year’s CETL-MSOR conference is now open. Bookings can be made via http://store.lboro.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=118.  Note that early bird registration is available until 15 July 2016.  Registration will close on Friday 26 August 2016. This year’s delegate fees are as follows:   Early bird Full rate Full registration (2 days, dinner, 1 night B&B accommodation)Continue Reading

How to Use Social Media to Reach Your Students workshop: Manchester Metropolitan University 11 May 2016

Building on the 2015 summer student intern project at the University of Bath, sigma is organising one of two workshops on how to use social media to attract students to your provision.  This workshop will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 11 May 2016. Registration is now open. The event will start at 11amContinue Reading

How to Use Social Media to Reach Your Students workshop: University of Greenwich 10 May 2016

Building on the 2015 summer student intern project at the University of Bath, sigma is organising one of two workshops on how to use social media to attract students to your provision.  This workshop will be held at the University of Greenwich on Tuesday 10 May 2016. Registration is now open. The event will start atContinue Reading

Tutor training resources

Following on from the successful series of tutor training workshops held over the past two years, Tony Croft and Michael Grove have pulled together a set of resources to support the on-going training requirements of mathematics and statistics support provisions.  These resources will support the training of tutors new to offering mathematics and statistics supportContinue Reading

HELM Workbooks

HELM – Helping Engineering Learn Mathematics – was a major curriculum development project undertaken by a consortium of five English universities – Loughborough, Hull, Reading, Sunderland and Manchester – led by Loughborough, and funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for the period October 2002 – September 2006.  The project produced 50Continue Reading