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sigma Network Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support took place place on Tuesday 11th July 2017 at 4.00pm, at the University of Birmingham.


1) Minutes of the 2016 AGM (available here)
2) Chair’s Report  (reports available here )
3) Secretary’s Report
4) Treasurer’s Report
5) Ratification of Steering Group Membership for 2017/18 (see below)
6) Priorities for the sigma Network in 2017/18 and beyond
7) AOB (to be advised in advance to )


Nominations for Steering Group Membership 2017/18 have been received for:

Hansa Bissoondeeal    University of Essex
David Bowers      University of Essex
Noel-Ann Bradshaw   Representative of the IMA
Emma Cliffe      University of Bath
Ruth Fairclough      University of Wolverhampton
Mark Hodds        Coventry University
Eugenie Hunsicker    Loughborough University
Tony Mann      University of Greenwich
Ellen Marshall      University of Sheffield
Mohamed Mehbali    London South Bank University
Alun Owen      De Montfort University
Chetna Patel      De Montfort University
Rob Wilson      Cardiff University


– Minutes of the 2017 AGM available here


Mathematics Education beyond 16: pathways and transitions

10th – 12th July 2017, University of Birmingham. This is a joint conference of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, CETL-MSOR and Teaching Mathematics and its Applications. One of the themed conference working groups will address “Mathematics Support within Higher Education“. A keynote speaker will be Tony Croft. As an innovation for 2017, thisContinue Reading

Maths and Specific Learning Differences – 9 June 2017

The sigma Network is pleased to support this event organised by the Scottish Mathematics Support Network and the Association for Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education. This symposium is open to lecturers, tutors and advisers with an interest in Maths and/or Specific Learning Difference (SpLD) support at university.We are very fortunate to have Dr Emma Cliffe,Continue Reading

Invitation to join the MS-MAPS project group

The sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support invites expressions of interest from experienced maths support practitioners to join our Professional Development Working Group MS-MAPS project.   What is MS-MAPS? “Mathematics Support Mapped Against Professional Standards” is a proposed toolkit to allow people working in HE mathematics and statistics support to reflect uponContinue Reading

Tutor Training workshop for new maths & stats support tutors – 5th January 2017

Tutor Training: Maths and Statistics Support Workshop 10:30 – 16:00 on 5th Jan 2017 De Montfort University, Kimberlin Library, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH This free one-day training workshop will be of interest to new maths support tutors and PGRs employed to provide maths and statistics help. Tutors not so new are welcome as well andContinue Reading

Training for new maths support tutors – 7th November 2016

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors this year? For example, postgrad students or existing lecturers who are new to the practice of maths support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training event for new maths support tutors on Monday 7th November 2016 at Lancaster University Management School. ThisContinue Reading

Inaugural Annual General Meeting of the sigma Network – 6th September 2016

Notice is hereby given of the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the sigma Network. Date: Tuesday 6th September 2016, at 16.30 Place: Loughborough University (within the programme of the CETL-MSOR Conference) This inaugural AGM will confirm the future role of the sigma Network as a professional association for those involved with mathematics and statistics supportContinue Reading

Enhance your maths and statistics support – 5th September 2016

The Maths Learning Centre at De Montfort University is hosting a one-day staff development event for new and experienced mathematics and statistics support tutors on Monday 5th September 2016. The course focuses on some perennial topics faced by maths support staff, and includes presentations from established and experienced members of the sigma Network : (a) SupportingContinue Reading

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,Continue Reading

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: Travel: If you are planning to drive please emailContinue Reading