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Category Archives: North East & Yorkshire

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 University of Leeds.

OUTLINE PROGRAMME
10.00   Arrive. Coffee. Introductions, aims of the day
10.30   What is maths support, why is it needed, how does it differ from traditional teaching?
11.30   Problem solving, simulation and role play
12.30   Lunch
13.30   Principles of maths support. Dos and Don’ts
14.00   The special case of Statistics Support
14.30   Dealing with challenging situations. Experiences from the shop floor.
15.30   Resources for maths support.
16.00   Reflection. Q&A. Professional development and the sigma Network.
16.30   Depart.

This training day is generously hosted by the University of Leeds Skills@Library, and will be delivered by David Bowers, Chair of the sigma Network. Anyone interested in attending, please contact Graham Weston   G.C.S.Weston@leeds.ac.uk  noting any special dietary or access requirements.

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, A2, A3, A4, A5, K2, K3, K4, V1, V2, V3, V4

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

Learning Support in STEM – 12th January 2017

Members of the sigma Network are pleased to be involved in the planning and delivery of the following one day conference: Learning support in STEM: Learning differences and teaching innovations conference Thursday 12th January 2017, University of Sheffield This one-day conference at The University of Sheffield brings together academics, practitioners, and students to discuss STEMContinue 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

Technology Enhanced Learning – 30th June 2016 (note change of date)

The next sigma meeting organised by the North East & Yorkshire Hub is taking place on THURSDAY 30th JUNE 2016 from 10:30-3:30pm at the University of Newcastle.  The focus is on Technology Enhanced Learning. This one day event will concentrate on getting started with various software/systems to facilitate and enhance teaching and learning of maths in Higher Education. The day willContinue Reading

sigma NE & Y Tutor training event – 16 Oct 2015

The sigma North East and Yorkshire hub are hosting a tutor training event which is free and for mathematics and statistics support centres in the hub, and nearby regions, who wish to access sigma training for their tutors. It will be held at Leeds University on Friday 16th October and includes lunch and light refreshments. The training will be delivered by membersContinue Reading

Breaking down silos – sigma NE&Y Regional Hub Meeting – 24 June 2015

The sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub are holding a networking day on 24 June from 10:30 to 15:30 at the University of York. The day will be a combination of talks and activities and aims to give the delegates an opportunity to consider their individual needs for service development and get ideas from theContinue Reading

Being Inclusive – the whole kit and caboodle

In the maths and statistics support environment The sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub hosted a day conference on Being Inclusive – the Whole Kit and Caboodle in the Maths and Statistics Support Environment at The University of Sheffield on Monday 19 January 2015, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm. The day was a combination of talks and activities andContinue Reading

sigma NE&Y Hub event: Being inclusive: the whole kit and caboodle in the maths and stats support environment – 19 January 2015

The sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub are arranging an event at the University of Sheffield on Monday 19 January 2015, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm. The day will be a combination of talks and activities and aims to give delegates an opportunity to consider their inclusive practice of mathematics and statistics support and learn ways of developingContinue Reading