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Category Archives: Eastern England

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 you the opportunity to share your experiences on the promotion and evaluation of your service. Our aim is to inspire you and ensure that you leave with an “action plan” for the development of maths support in your institution.

12:00 Lunch and Welcome – Prof Abdel Salhi, sigma Eastern England Hub co-ordinator

12:30 Show and Tell: How do you promote and evaluate your service?

Each attendee will have a few minutes to show and tell about the promotion and evaluation practice in institution. We will focus on:

– The variety of promotional material and tools used

– Collaboration with departments, students union or other support services

– Key performance indicators in evaluation 

– Use of quantitative data and qualitative feedback 

– Challenges in collecting meaningful student feedback

14:00 Tour of the Silberrad Student Centre

14:30 Coffee break

14:45 Exchange: What would you include in your action plan?

Based on the earlier show and tell session, locate a group of people to follow up with, exchange knowledge and experiences

15:45 Closing Summary – David Bowers, Chair of the sigma Network

This is a free event including lunch and refreshments

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the University of Essex new Silberrad Student Centre (SSC). The SSC opened in August 2015 and is the focal point for all student services, including registration, finance, accommodation, SU Media, IT services, Student Support and our Talent Development Centre. In addition there is a learning hub and reading room, as well as a magnificent Board Room – Lakeview Room where our meeting will take place. To register for this event or for further information, please contact: Hansa Bissoondeeal

For those working towards HEA Fellowship, attendance at and engagement with this event, and reflection on its implication for practice, could help to provide evidence towards elements of the UK Professional Standards Framework: A1, A5, K5, K6, V2, V3.

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

Interactive Technologies for Maths and Statistics Support 19 March 2014

Event held at the Eastern England sigma Hub, 19th March 2014 As maths support tutors, we do not just spend our time in one-to-one support situations. We are increasingly invited into courses to deliver occasional “guest lectures” on mathematical or statistical topics to large groups of students. This event gave a hands-on overview of aContinue Reading

sigma Eastern England Hub event – 18 June 2014

The Eastern England Hub of sigma – the national network for those involved in university mathematics and statistics support – held a meeting on 18th June 2014 at University Campus Suffolk, based around two themes of topical interest: Hands-on use and evaluation of Prezi and How can maths support work together with other support services?  The meeting was attended by representatives from six universitiesContinue Reading