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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: 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

How to Use Social Media to Reach Your Students workshop: Manchester Metropolitan University 11 May 2016

Building on the 2015 summer student intern project at the University of Bath, sigma is organising one of two workshops on how to use social media to attract students to your provision.  This workshop will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 11 May 2016. Registration is now open. The event will start at 11amContinue Reading

How to Use Social Media to Reach Your Students workshop: University of Greenwich 10 May 2016

Building on the 2015 summer student intern project at the University of Bath, sigma is organising one of two workshops on how to use social media to attract students to your provision.  This workshop will be held at the University of Greenwich on Tuesday 10 May 2016. Registration is now open. The event will start atContinue Reading