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Category Archives: North West & North Wales

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

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

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

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

Embedding Maths and Statistics support into Sports and Exercise Science degrees – 10 February 2016

The sigma North West and North Wales Hub and the Sports and Exercise Science Dept at LJMU are arranging the first sigma event focused on the Sports and Exercise Science community. The event will be held at Liverpool John Moores University on Wednesday 10th February, starting at 10am.The aims of the day are To acquaint the sigmaContinue Reading

sigma Tutor Training – 15 December 2015

Place: Lancaster University Date: Tuesday 15th December 2015 Time: 10.00  –  16.00 A free training day is being held on Tuesday 15th December 2015 for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills. The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Tutoring in a Mathematics Support Centre“. The training is idealContinue Reading

sigma NW & NW tutor training – 28th October 2015

Place: Liverpool John Moores University Date: Wednesday 28th October 2015 Time: 11.00  –  16.00 A free training day is being held on 28th October 2015 for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills. The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Tutoring in aContinue Reading

Numbas Workshops – 6 and 7 July 2015

sigma, in conjunction with Newcastle University and the North West and North Wales Hub, is pleased to offer a two day Numbas workshop.  Free and open source, Numbas allows the authoring of questions which include randomised content throughout and LaTeX rendering of mathematical notation. Tests provide instant feedback to the student, including rendering of the student’sContinue Reading

sigma North West and North Wales Hub Mathematics and Statistics Support Networking EventNetworking Event – 25 June 2015

The sigma North West and North Wales Hub is holding a Mathematics and Statistics Support Networking Event at Liverpool John Moores University on Thursday 25th June 2015, starting at 12:30pm. This event is aimed at those who would like to network with other Mathematics and Statistics support practitioners, share good practice and discuss common issues. This is an ideal opportunity for Institutions to meet up and shareContinue Reading

Meeting the mathematics needs of pharmacy students

The sigma North West and North Wales event held at Liverpool John Moores University on 19 November attracted 29 participants from 16 institutions, with a good representation of both maths support practitioners and pharmacy teachers. Tony Croft opened proceedings with a presentation on the issues with numerical and mathematical reasoning which plague all HEIs andContinue Reading