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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 evaluation as a learning activity”

11.30  Workshop: Ms Abigail Parkes (University of Wolverhampton)  “Team-based learning for Mathematics”

12.30  Lunch

13.15  Keynote: Dr Jorge Bruno (University of Winchester)  “Student-centred learning for inclusive practice – the mathematics perspective”

14.00  Sharing practice session

15.45  Closing remarks

16.00  End of event


Booking is now open at

Any queries, please contact Liam Naughton

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 Cardiff – 5th October 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 Friday 5th October 2018, at Cardiff University. OUTLINEContinue Reading

New Tutor Training at Leeds – 24th September 2018

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 Monday 24th September 2018, at the UniversityContinue Reading

Designing effective learning spaces for mathematics and statistics support – 25th April 2018

Wednesday 25th April 2018 from 10:30 – 16:00. Sheffield Hallam University, Norfolk Building, room 609. The space in which students work and are supported by staff makes a significant difference to their engagement. Carefully designed shared open learning spaces can help create a partnership learning community within which student engagement can flourish. The capacity forContinue Reading

Employability development for HE mathematics and statistics – 16th February 2018

Workshop at Sheffield Hallam University, Friday 16th February 2018 from 10am-4pm.  All stakeholders in Higher Education are increasingly aware of the importance attached to the additional skills students should be gaining at university, over and above their course-specific skills. Students are concerned that courses will provide them with the full range of skills necessary toContinue Reading

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. AGENDA 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 GroupContinue Reading

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