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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)

 

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 arithmeticContinue Reading

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

Mathematics and Statistics Support in the Age of “Big Data” Monday 13th March 2017, University of Essex The sigma Network and the University of Essex invite you to a FREE event to explore how HE maths support provision can respond to the demands of “big data”. Increasingly it is not just STEM students who need mathematicalContinue Reading

Maths support through embedded classes – 16th November 2016

London South Bank University are delighted to host a free sigma Network event – Maths Support through Embedded Classes – on Wednesday 16th November 2016, starting at 12.30 and ending around 16.45. If you are involved in the provision of mathematics and/or statistics support in Higher Education, this event will give you the opportunity toContinue Reading

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: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/aboutus/ourcampus/location/findus.aspx 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