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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 and their sharing of experience would be a valuable contribution to the day.

This training is based on a well-established package developed by sigma and successfully delivered many times in recent years. The programme for the day is outlined below:

Programme

10:30 – 10:45    Registration with refreshments

10:45 – 11:00    Welcome and introductions

11:00 – 11:30      Introduction to mathematics and statistics support

11:30 – 12:15    Problem solving session

12:15 – 12:45    Offering statistics support

12:45 – 13:30    LUNCH BREAK

(BYOL or enjoy the reasonably priced fare at the DMU Food Village.)

13:30 – 14:00    Principles of mathematics support: do’s and don’ts

14:00 – 14:45    Tutoring in a mathematics support centre ­- exploring possible scenarios and student needs

14:45 – 15:15    Resources and networking with others

15:15 – 16:00    Questions and answers session

16:00                  Close

To reserve a place on this FREE workshop please book here alternatively email chetna.patel@dmu.ac.uk  with your Full name, Institute, contact details and any special requirements by the 4th Jan 2017, 1pm.

Download full details here

 

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

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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

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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: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/aboutus/ourcampus/location/findus.aspx Travel: If you are planning to drive please emailContinue Reading

sigma Prizes for Outstanding Contribution: Call for nominations

The sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support will award up to two prizes for outstanding contributions to mathematics and statistics support in Higher Education during the current academic year 2015/16.  Nominations are now open in the following categories: The sigma Prize for Outstanding Contributor 2016: £500 to an individual employed in a higher education institution (UK)Continue Reading

sigma Prizes 2016: Call for nominations

The sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support will award up to two prizes for outstanding contributions to mathematics and statistics support in Higher Education during the current academic year 2015/16.  Nominations are now open in the following categories: The sigma Prize for Outstanding Contributor 2016: £500 to an individual employed in a higher education institution (UK)Continue Reading

Exploring Different Models of Maths Support within HE; Combatting Maths Anxiety – 1st June 2016

Manchester Metropolitan Q-Step Centre and SIGMA North West are hosting the first joint SIGMA-Q-Step event exploring different models of mathematics and statistics support.   The event will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 1st June. The aims of the day are: Explore student attitudes to numbers as barriers to learning Showcase different models ofContinue Reading

CETL-MSOR 2016: Delegate registration

Delegate registration for this year’s CETL-MSOR conference is now open. Bookings can be made via http://store.lboro.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=118.  Note that early bird registration is available until 15 July 2016.  Registration will close on Friday 26 August 2016. This year’s delegate fees are as follows:   Early bird Full rate Full registration (2 days, dinner, 1 night B&B accommodation)Continue Reading