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Category Archives: Eastern England

New Tutor Training in Essex – 7th November 2018

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors in the coming year? For example, UG/PG students or academic staff who are new to the practice of maths and statistics support in HE?

The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new mathematics and statistics support tutors on Wednesday 7th November 2018, at the University of Essex. This training day will be ideal if you were unable to attend one of our earlier events this year, or if you have only recently employed new maths support tutors.

10:00   Arrive, coffee
10:30   Introductions. Aims of the day.
10:45   Mathematics support – what is it, why do we need it, how does it differ from traditional teaching?
11:30   Problem solving session and role play.
12:30   Principles of mathematics support – do’s and don’ts
13:00   Lunch
13:30   The special case of statistics support
14:00   Tutoring in a mathematics support centre – dealing with challenging situations and student needs
15:00   Resources for mathematics and statistics support
15:30   Q&A, coffee and networking.
16:00    Close

 This training day is generously hosted by The University of Essex in their brand new STEM Centre, and will be coordinated by David Bowers (Chair of the sigma Network) and Hansa Bissoondeeal (sigma Network Steering Group Member). Anyone interested in attending, please contact Hansa Bissoondeeal ( noting any special dietary or access requirements.

For those working towards HEA Fellowship, engagement with this event and reflection on the implications for your professional practice can help provide evidence towards the following dimensions of the UKPSF:  A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, K2, K3, K4, V1, V2, V3, V4

Mathematics and statistics support in the age of Big Data – 13th March 2017

Mathematics and Statistics Support in the Age of “Big Data” Monday 13th March 2017, University of Essex The sigma Network and the University of Essex invite you to a FREE event to explore how HE maths support provision can respond to the demands of “big data”. Increasingly it is not just STEM students who need mathematicalContinue 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 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

sigma Eastern England Hub Mathematica meeting – 3 February 2016

On  Wednesday 3rd of February at Essex University,  Colchester there will be a presentation and discussion on the software Mathematica (To be held in PC Lab M, in Room 4S.2.4 .) The agenda for the day is as follows: · 12.00 – 12.30 Arrive. Sandwich lunch · 12.30 – 14..30 Presentation by Andrew Pollard ofContinue Reading

R Day: Delivery of Statistics Support using R – 2 December 2015

 Place: University of Essex  Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2015  10:30 am refreshments for a 10:45 am start.To finish by 4:30 pm. The popular and free software termed “R” is already well used by academics across various disciplines. The R Day, to be held at the University of Essex Campus near Colchester, will focus on howContinue 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

Models for the delivery of Maths/Stats support – 16 December 2014

Place: University of East London (UEL) Date: Tuesday 16th December 2014 10:30 am refreshments for an 11 am start. To finish by 3:00 pm.  This will be a networking event organised by the sigma Eastern England Hub for people involved in the provision of mathematics and statistics support in higher education. Attendees will have the opportunityContinue Reading

sigma Eastern England Tutor Training – 5 November 2014

A free training day is being held on 5 November 2014 at the University of Lincoln 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 Maths Support Centre“. The training is ideal for tutorsContinue Reading

Use and Evaluation of Prezi for Mathematics and Statistics Support – 18 June 2014

Event held at the Eastern England sigma Hub, 18th June 2014 Prezi is becoming increasingly popular as a tool to present complex information in a dynamic and visually arresting form, which can accentuate links between concepts. This event was aimed at maths support tutors who wanted to find out more about this alternative to Powerpoint,Continue Reading