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Supporting Nurses with Drug Calculations – 22nd May 2019

Middlesex University, Hendon. 10:00am – 3:30pm

This is a free one-day workshop for maths support practitioners who work with nursing and midwifery students. The focus will be on sharing experiences of the challenges this kind of support poses, and of different approaches to overcoming them. This might include helping students with wider issues of arithmetic and/or calculator use. During the day we will hear first-hand experiences of nursing students and how they have coped with the numeracy requirements of their course. There will also be a presentation from a senior nursing lecturer to give a perspective on the role and requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Attendees have the opportunity to give a short 10 minute presentation relating to the maths support they give to nursing students. This could be a case study of a particular approach you have found beneficial, a demonstration of useful resources, or a discussion of problems faced. If it is relevant to you, it will doubtless be of interest to other attendees!

Draft Programme
10:00 Arrival: Registration and Refreshments
10:30 Introduction and Welcome
10:45 10-minute presentations and group discussion
12:00 Student nurses: Our experiences of drug calculations in theory and practice
12:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 Senior nursing lecturer: How drug calculations fit into the nursing programme, and the role of the NMC.
14:15 10-minute presentations and group discussion
15:15 Closing plenary

The event will take place in the Hendon Library building on The Burroughs. This is a 10-minute walk from Hendon Central (Northern Line) or a 20-minute walk from Hendon Station (Thameslink). It is also close to junction 2 of the M1 – however there is no parking available on campus and on-street parking can be scarce and expensive. See for more details.

Places are limited. To register to attend, and to offer a 10-minute presentation, please complete this form:

If you are working towards HEA Fellowship then 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, K1, K2, K3, K4, V3, V4. (See also the sigma Network publication MS-MAPS.)

If you have any queries about this event then please email:

New Tutor Training in Greenwich – 21st September 2018

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors this year? For example, UG/PG students or academic staff who are new to the practice of maths and statistics support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new maths and statistics support tutors on Friday 21st September 2018, at the University of Greenwich,Continue Reading

Mathematics and Statistics Support for Economics and Finance – 21st May 2018

The sigma Network is delighted to announce a workshop on “Mathematics and statistics support for Economics and Finance” hosted by Bournemouth University on Monday 21st May 2018, 12:00pm – 4:30pm Copies of the presentations are now available – links against the programme schedule below.  Also, click here for an audio recording of the day.  Mathematics and statisticsContinue Reading

New Tutor Training at Greenwich – 11 September 2017

The staff of the Maths Support Centre at the University of Greenwich are running a training event for their new PhD students who will be providing maths support in the coming academic year. The event runs from 12.00 to 16.30 (approx) on Monday 11th September 2017. Other universities who also use postgrad students to provideContinue Reading

Mathematics and statistics support in the age of Big Data – 13th March 2017

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Maths support through embedded classes – 16th November 2016

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Training day for new maths support tutors – 11th October 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 Tuesday 11th October 2016, at King’s College London. This trainingContinue Reading

Statistics Support: Ideas, Resources and Advice – 1st July 2016

The next sigma meeting organised by the South East Hub is taking place on Friday 1 July 2016 from 10:30-3:00pm at Royal Holloway, University of London. The focus is on Statistics Support. Venue: QB170 (Queen’s Building), Royal Holloway, University of London (note: room change) Directions: Travel: If you are planning to drive please emailContinue Reading

How to Use Social Media to Reach Your Students workshop: University of Greenwich 10 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 the University of Greenwich on Tuesday 10 May 2016. Registration is now open. The event will start atContinue Reading

Preparing Students for Numerical Psychometric Tests – 15 January 2016

The next sigma meeting organised by the South East Hub is taking place on Friday 15th January from 10:30-3pm at the University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10.  The focus is on Preparing Students for Numerical Psychometric Tests. Venue: Queen Anne Court, QA063 Greenwich Campus, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, SE10 9LS Directions: Speakers: EleContinue Reading