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Impact and Evaluation of Mathematics Support – 15th March 2019

Lanchester Library, Coventry University
Friday 15th March 2019 10.30am – 3.30pm

A free workshop to explore ways of evaluating the impact of your mathematics and statistics support service.

Draft Programme

10.00am              Registration and coffee
10.30am               Welcome and housekeeping
10.35am               A senior management perspective
.                                (Duncan Lawson, former PVC Newman University)
11.20am               Comfort break
11.30am               Workshop  – reviewing impact and evaluation questionnaires
.                                 (facilitated by Marks Hodds, Coventry University)
12.30pm               Lunch
1.15pm                 The role of a critical friend
.                                 (Emma Cliffe (Bath) and Rob Wilson (Cardiff))
2.00pm                 Sharing practice from around the sector
3.15pm                 Summary of the day
3.30pm                 End of workshop


This is a free workshop provided by the sigma Network and hosted by Coventry University.  To register to attend please contact Mark Hodds (  If you would like to contribute to the Sharing practice session please indicate this when you register.

Recommended Reading

There are two freely available sigma guides that are highly pertinent to this workshop:

Gathering student feedback on mathematics and statistics support provision

Evaluation of mathematics support centres: a review of the literature

A report from the Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network is also relevant:

Report on Student Evaluation of Mathematics Learning Support


For those working towards HEA Fellowship, engagement with this event and reflection on the implications for your professional practice can help provide evidence towards the following dimensions of the UKPSF:  A1, A4, A5, K3, K5, K6, V1, V2, V3, V4

New Tutor Training in Essex – 7th November 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 Wednesday 7th November 2018, at the University of Essex. ThisContinue Reading

Tutor training for statistics support, Coventry – 26th October 2018

The sigma Network’s Special Interest Group in Statistics Support is hosting a free one day workshop on developing the skills needed for providing effective statistics support.  This is aimed at anyone who gives statistical advice and wishes to improve their skills in providing this type of support. The statistics support needs of many students usuallyContinue 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

Using social media for maths and statistics support – 27th June 2018

Staffordshire University, 10.00 – 15.30, Wednesday 27th June 2018 The aim of this free one-day event is to provide ideas and inspiration to delegates as to how they can use social media to enhance their maths support provision, as well as giving confidence in using some of the most popular social media tools. We areContinue Reading

Statistics Training for Mathematics and Statistics Support Tutors – 20th April 2018

Coventry University sigma Centre, 10.00 am  – 4.00 pm, Friday 20th April 2018 The sigma Network Special Interest Group (SIG) in Statistics Support is delighted to announce a workshop on ’Statistics Training for Mathematics and Statistics Support Tutors’, being held on Friday 20th April 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm at Coventry University. This free event offers anContinue Reading

Accessibility SIG resource working day – 26th March 2018

An Accessibility SIG working day hosted by the Eureka Centre For Mathematical Confidence, Loughborough University on Monday 26th March, 9:30-16:00 Call for participants The sigma Network Accessibility Special Interest Group aims to produce two sets of guidance resources on accessibility in a mathematics support context. The first set will be for mathematics and statistics supportContinue Reading

Beyond Engineering Maths: teaching mathematics and statistics to engineers in the 21st century – 13th July 2017

A  FREE  sigma Workshop, Loughborough University The engineering profession has undergone huge changes in the last 30 years, including a greater emphasis on working with data and with software.  However, the teaching of mathematics and statistics to engineers has remained quite traditional. This meeting is aimed at those teaching engineers in higher education whether inContinue Reading

Statistics Resources in a Day – 21st April 2017

sigma Statistics Special Interest Group (SIG) ’Resource in a Day’ event Date: 21st April 2017 Time: 9:45am – 4:30pm Location: Millennium Point building, Birmingham City University The statstutor Communities project allows academics to submit their resources to statstutor once peer reviewed so that they can be used in other Maths Support centres. Whilst manyContinue Reading

Dyscalculia, Numeracy and Maths Anxiety – 12th April 2017

The sigma Network is pleased to support the following one-day conference: Dyscalculia, Numeracy and Maths Anxiety Wednesday 12th April 2017, Loughborough University Keynote speakers: · Professor David Sheffield: Brief Interventions for maths anxiety Peter Jarrett: The assessment of dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties There will also be a range of parallel workshop sessions and some case studies:     Maths and statisticsContinue Reading