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CETL-MSOR Conference 2021. 2nd – 3rd Sept 2021

CETL-MSOR 2021: Celebrating our Past, Embracing our Future

2nd – 3rd September 2021.  Coventry University

Our popular annual conference for those involved in mathematics, statistics and operations research teaching, learning and support in higher education. This year the conference will be a hybrid event for the first time, with in-person and virtual attendance and presentation possibilities (subject to Covid restrictions).

We were pleased to welcome our keynote speakers:

  • Professor Tony Croft, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education, Loughborough University
  • Neil Sheldon, Chair of the Teaching Statistics Trust and former Vice President of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Professor Rolf Biehler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Paderborn University, Germany
  • Dr Joe Kyle, Formerly of the Department of Mathematics, University of Birmingham

This year the conference focused on the following themes:

  • Lessons learnt from the past that will enhance the future
  • MSOR in the pandemic
  • Online assessment practices
  • Online education: Communities of teaching and learning
  • A blended future?

The call for presentation abstracts is now open! Please visit the conference website for more details and to submit an abstract: http://sigma.coventry.ac.uk/CETLMSOR2021

sigma Online Support Workshop – 29th May 2020

An online webinar, from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm (BST) on Friday 29th May 2020 The impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on all of our lives is unprecedented and, as educators, we have had to very quickly adapt our ways of teaching and learning. In order to see how teaching and learning has changed, weContinue Reading

Addressing maths/stats anxiety – 28th February 2020

University of Chester.   10.00am – 4.00pm The University of Chester is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a sigma Network workshop on Maths/Stats Anxiety at our beautiful Queen’s Park Campus on Friday 28th February 2020. The event is aimed at all maths/stats support colleagues who work with students experiencing maths/stats anxiety and wish to learn more,Continue Reading

Ideas Exchange in Statistics Teaching and Support – 16th January 2020

Thursday 16th January 2020, 10am-4pm, Sheffield Hallam University Do you have an interest in learning and teaching in statistics and/or statistics support in Higher Education? This FREE event, hosted by Sheffield Hallam University and organised by the sigma Network’s Special Interest Group in Statistics Support, aims to bring together like-minded colleagues to exchange ideas and shareContinue Reading

Mathematics Learning Activities: Transition to HE – 29th November 2019

University of Wolverhampton. 10.00 am to 4.00 pm We are delighted to invite members of the sigma Network to join our FREE one day mathematics education meeting under the theme of “Mathematics learning activities – transition to HE”.  The provisional programme is below: 10.00  Registration. Welcome. Coffee. 10.30  Keynote: Dr Kirsten Pfeiffer (University of Galway)  “Proof evaluationContinue Reading

Tutor Training in Cardiff – 3rd October 2019

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors in the coming year? For example, postgrad students or academic staff who are new to the practice of mathematics and statistics support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new maths and statistics support tutors on Thursday 3rd October 2019, at Cardiff University. OUTLINE PROGRAMMEContinue Reading

New Tutor Training in Greenwich – 20th September 2019

A training session for new maths support tutors is taking place on Friday 20th September 2019, from 10.00am to 3.00pm, at the University of Greenwich. The day is aimed at training PhD students at Greenwich who will be taking on tutoring work in mathematics and statistics support in the coming year, but it is being openedContinue Reading

New Tutor Training in Manchester – 13 September 2019

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors in the coming year? For example, postgrad students or academic staff who are new to the practice of mathematics and statistics support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new maths and statistics support tutors on Friday 13th September 2019, at the University of Manchester.Continue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading

Getting started with free analysis software for statistics support – 18th July 2019

University of Chester,  10:00am to 4:00pm The University of Chester, in collaboration with the sigma Network’s Special Interest Group in Statistics Support, will be hosting our first sigma Network event: “Getting started with free analysis software for statistics support”. This FREE event is aimed at statistics support colleagues who have no or limited experience withContinue Reading