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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)

 

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. OUTLINEContinue Reading

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