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Category Archives: South West & South Wales

New Tutor Training in Cardiff – 5th October 2018

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors in the coming 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 mathematics and statistics support tutors on Friday 5th October 2018, at Cardiff University.

1030:   Welcome and introductions
1045:   Mathematics support – what is it?
1115:   Problem solving session
1200:   Principles of mathematics support – do’s and don’ts
1230:   Lunch
1330:   Offering statistics support
1400:   Tutoring in a mathematics support centre – exploring possible scenarios and student needs
1445:   Resources and networking
1515:   Question and answer session
1530:   Close

 This training day is generously hosted by Cardiff University, and will be coordinated by Robert Wilson, member of the sigma Network steering group. Anyone interested in attending, please contact Robert Wilson  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

Accessibility SIG resource working day #2 – 16th August 2018

An Accessibility SIG working day hosted by the Mathematics Resources Centre (MASH), University of Bath on Thursday 16th August, 9:30-16:00 Call for participants The sigma Network Accessibility Special Interest Group aims to produce two sets of guidance resources on accessibility in a mathematics support context. The first set will be for mathematics and statistics supportContinue 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

Measuring the impact of Mathematics Support – 17th April 2018

There will be a free sigma Network workshop on “Measuring the impact of Mathematics Support” at Cardiff University on Tuesday 17th April  2018, 10:30am – 4:00pm. Measuring the effectiveness of learning and teaching is known to be challenging at all levels of education. However, evidencing the “impact” of activities in Higher Education continues to beContinue Reading

New tutor training at Cardiff – 6th October 2017

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors this year? For example, postgrad students or academic staff who are new to the practice of maths support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new maths support tutors on Friday 6th October 2017, at Cardiff University, School of MathematicsContinue Reading

Introduction to Numbas – 31st August 2017

A FREE sigma workshop hosted by the Mathematics Resource Centre, University of Bath on Thursday 31st August, 10:30-16:30. Overview Numbas is a free and open source platform for authoring of mathematical questions. Features include: randomised content LaTeX rendering of mathematical notation while you type instant feedback to students on tests regeneration of randomised practice questionsContinue Reading

Supporting postgraduates who tutor in mathematics support centres – 6th October 2016

The sigma Network in South West England and South Wales is offering a FREE training day for people new to tutoring in maths support centres, on Thursday 6th October 2016 at Cardiff University. While aimed primarily at postgrad students, who are often deployed as maths support tutors, the day is equally relevant for anyone who isContinue Reading

Mathematical literacy, sigma SW&SW – 12th July 2016

The sigma South West & South Wales Hub is hosting a meeting on ‘Mathematical literacy‘ at the University of Exeter on Tuesday 12th July 2016 from 10:30 – 16:00. The meeting is suitable for any member of staff or postgraduate tutor involved in mathematics or statistics teaching or support in higher education. There is no charge for attendingContinue Reading

Beyond mathcentre: electronic resources for maths assessment and support – 22nd January 2016

The sigma South West & South Wales Hub is hosting a meeting on ‘Beyond mathcentre: electronic resources for maths assessment and support‘ at the Treforest Campus of the University of South Wales on Friday 22nd January 2016 from 10:30 – 16:00. This meeting will focus on electronic resources for maths assessment and support beyond the well known mathcentre.Continue Reading

sigma SW&SW Tutor Training – 2 October 2015

Place: Cardiff University Date: Friday 2nd October 2015 Start time: 10:30        End Time: 15:30 This free sigma Network Tutor Training event is for mathematics and statistics support centres in the South West and South Wales, and nearby regions, who wish to access sigma training for their tutors. It will be held at Cardiff University onContinue Reading