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Joint ALDinHE / sigma Network Symposium – 22nd July 2019

Current issues in differentiating Learning Development
University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus
Monday 22 July 2019,  9.45am – 3.45pm

You are invited to the first co-delivered ALDinHE and sigma Network event to share and discuss current issues in Learning Development and academic skills support provision across a range of disciplines and skills areas.

The focus of this FREE meeting is differentiation, with the following themes:

  • Strategic considerations and experiences when co-locating academic skills support services (eg academic writing, maths support), to provide a differentiated approach to students’ needs from different disciplines.
  • Academic skills support delivery differentiation for diverse student groups (e.g. Widening Participation characteristics, foundation year, high achievers).
  • Teaching and learning differentiation when preparing and delivering academic skills workshops / 1:1s / drop-ins / embedded courses / online learning materials.

Proposals are invited for 10 minute case studies that address one of the above areas. Please submit your proposal here: http://bit.ly/ALDinHEsigmaNetworkSymposium
The deadline for proposals is Friday 21st June 2019. We would like to especially encourage those from underrepresented groups in HE to present and would particularly love to hear from women working in STEM.

Registration for the Symposium is now open, here: https://aldinhesignmanetworksymposium.eventbrite.co.uk . (Even if you have submitted a proposal above, you must register as well.) This event will be FREE, thanks to the generosity of the hosts at the University of Bedfordshire.

The draft programme for the day is here: http://bit.ly/ALDinHEsigmaNetworkSymposiumprogramme

Any further questions? Please email uobregional2019@gmail.com

Jennie Dettmer and Anna Judd-Yelland (local event organisers)
Steve Briggs and Maddy Mossman (ALDinHE representatives)
David Bowers and Anthea Cowen (sigma Network representatives)

 

Getting started with free analysis software for statistics support – 18th July 2019

University of Chester,  10:00am to 4:00pm The University of Chester, in collaboration with the sigma Network’s Special Interest Group in Statistics Support, will be hosting our first sigma Network event: “Getting started with free analysis software for statistics support”. This FREE event is aimed at statistics support colleagues who have no or limited experience withContinue Reading

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 meetingContinue 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

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