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Category Archives: North East & Yorkshire

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 STEM innovations and learning support in higher education. This promises to be an exciting, cross-disciplinary event which will consider some of the issues surrounding STEM support and address how academic staff and practitioners can support students to reach their academic potential.  Delegates will learn about the impact of a range of learning difficulties and how to improve their teaching practice to make it more inclusive as well as innovative methods for teaching and supporting STEM students.

The cost of the conference is £30 and includes lunch.  Register for the conference here.  You will need to register with the University of Sheffield online shop and use the password stem17 when prompted.

Full details are available on this leaflet.

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

sigma NE and Yorkshire Tutor Training – 29 October

The sigma North East and Yorkshire Regional Hub is running a sigma Network Tutor Training event suitable for tutors and PGRs working in mathematics and statistics support centres. The event is free and will be held at the University of Sheffield on Wednesday the 29th October. The training will be​ delivered by members of the sigma Network who have a sustained teaching andContinue Reading

sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub Event – 19 June 2014

sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub is holding an event on Thursday 19th June at the University of Leeds from 10:30 to 15:00. The day will run as an exchange of ideas and discussion on topics of current interest with the aim of strengthening links between the maths support centres and practitioners in the region. The morning session willContinue Reading

sigma Statistics advisory meeting:Improving the support we give to students and each other – 9 April 2014

Place: Birmingham City University, Perry Barr, Birmingham Registration: 10:15 – 10:45am                        End Time: 3:15pm This event is aimed at anyone who provides statistics advice/support to undergraduate or postgraduate students, who wishes to share their experience, who would also like to hear how others carry out a similar role and who is interested in how we canContinue Reading