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Category Archives: North West & North Wales

Inclusive Teaching: Offering a tailored approach in supporting students’ learning in maths – 26th March 2019

George Fox Building  LT5   –    9.30 am to 5.00 pm (lunch included)

The Maths Learning Development (MLD) Team at Lancaster University (LU) is running a FREE sharing practice event to promote our student maths support service. Our approach to maths learning development is focused on providing a proactive, tailored and timely delivered service, which allows meeting the demand of a diverse student body (e.g. students from non-traditional university entry routes and students who have specific learning difficulties (SpLD)) to enhance students’ learning experience and improve retention.

The MLD team has received very positive feedback from our students, so we would like to share our experience and lessons from practice with colleagues at LU and in the wider HE sector. We hope that you will be able to attend!

We are interested in hearing your views on supporting students’ learning in maths. We invite you to give a 5 minute presentation during our discussions.

Keynote presentations will be given by

Michael Grove (University of Birmingham) ‘Mathematics support: Learning from past and present to prepare for the future’.

Leif Bryngfors (Lund University, Sweden) ‘SI-PAL-PASS: a Rose with many names’ 

This event is sponsored by Faculty of Science & Technology and Teach-Learn-Share initiative at LU Management School and Faculty of Health & Medicine.

To register for this free event, please go to https://lancaster-uk.libcal.com/event/3376955 or send an email to Jan Lyons jan.lyons@lancaster.ac.uk

If you are interested in giving a 5-minute micro-presentation, please indicate this when you register.

We look forward to seeing you at our event.

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

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