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Joint ALDinHE / sigma Network Symposium – 22nd July 2019

Current issues in differentiating Learning Development
University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus
Monday 22 July 2019,  9.45am – 3.45pm

You are invited to the first co-delivered ALDinHE and sigma Network event to share and discuss current issues in Learning Development and academic skills support provision across a range of disciplines and skills areas.

The focus of this FREE meeting is differentiation, with the following themes:

  • Strategic considerations and experiences when co-locating academic skills support services (eg academic writing, maths support), to provide a differentiated approach to students’ needs from different disciplines.
  • Academic skills support delivery differentiation for diverse student groups (e.g. Widening Participation characteristics, foundation year, high achievers).
  • Teaching and learning differentiation when preparing and delivering academic skills workshops / 1:1s / drop-ins / embedded courses / online learning materials.

Proposals are invited for 10 minute case studies that address one of the above areas. Please submit your proposal here: http://bit.ly/ALDinHEsigmaNetworkSymposium
The deadline for proposals is Friday 21st June 2019. We would like to especially encourage those from underrepresented groups in HE to present and would particularly love to hear from women working in STEM.

Registration for the Symposium is now open, here: https://aldinhesignmanetworksymposium.eventbrite.co.uk . (Even if you have submitted a proposal above, you must register as well.) This event will be FREE, thanks to the generosity of the hosts at the University of Bedfordshire.

The draft programme for the day is here: http://bit.ly/ALDinHEsigmaNetworkSymposiumprogramme

Any further questions? Please email uobregional2019@gmail.com

Jennie Dettmer and Anna Judd-Yelland (local event organisers)
Steve Briggs and Maddy Mossman (ALDinHE representatives)
David Bowers and Anthea Cowen (sigma Network representatives)

 

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. ThisContinue Reading

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 (https://www.geogebra.org/) 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