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CETL-MSOR Conference 2013

The CETL-MSOR Conference 2013  Next Steps was held at Coventry University on 10th and 11th September 2013 and was attended by 87 delegates representing 53 institutions from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.

Keynote speakers were Dr Chris Sangwin (School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham), Professor Jeff Griffiths (Professor of Operational Research, Cardiff University) and Michael Grove (Director – STEM Education Centre, University of Birmingham). There was a keynote session presented by students completing internships at  four universities – Daniel Organisciak (University of Birmingham), Elisabeth Low (Cardiff University), Jack Tabeart (Loughborough University), Haley Bishop and Sarah Jowlett (University of Newcastle).

CETL-MSOR 2013 Conference Programme
Abstracts and presentations (where available)  may be accessed below:

Shazia Ahmed and Lorna Love University of Glasgow Using social media to promote and facilitate deep learning in Mathematics and Statistics for a diverse group of learners Abstract Presentation
Lara Alcock and Matthew Inglis  Loughborough University Self-Explanation Training in Undergraduate Mathematics  Abstract
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Yamuna Bagiya and Farzana Aslam  Coventry University A study of evaluation methodologies and impact of STEM Outreach activities  Abstract
David Bowers  University Campus Suffolk Lost in Transition? The Continued Relevance of Maths Support  Abstract
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David Bowers University Campus Suffolk The sigma Network – next steps  Abstract
Neil Challis and Mary McAlinden  Sheffield Hallam University The Service Teaching Landscape in 2013  Abstract
Neil Challis and Mary McAlinden The Higher Education Academy Teaching and Learning Challenges in the delivery of Service Provision in the Mathematical Sciences  Abstract
Emma Cliffe  University of Bath Transition to higher level mathematics study for disabled students: anticipating and resolving barriers  Abstract
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Claire Cornock and Erik Baxter  Sheffield Hallam University Magician’s rope and Rubik’s cubes: innovative approaches to teaching pure maths  Abstract
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Tony Croft and Jack Tabeart  Loughborough University Efficacy of Peer Support for Second-Year Mathematicians-student and staff perspectives  Abstract
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James Denholm-Price  Kingston University Using Numbas for formative and summative assessment  Abstract
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Antony Edwards and Chris Mellor  University of York Supporting the statistical needs of social science students  Abstract
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Chrystalla Ferrier  University of Westminster A multifaceted approach to numeracy support for life sciences students  Abstract
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Bill Foster  University of Newcastle e-Assessment  Abstract
Michael Gallimore University of Lincoln Measuring the Impact of an On-line Maths Support System  Abstract
Martin Greenhow  Brunel University maths e.g. – An Update  Abstract
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Jeff Griffiths Cardiff University Immigration Queues at Heathrow Airport: A Case Study in Mathematical Modelling  Abstract
Michael Grove University of Birmingham The Legacy of the National HE STEM Programme  Abstract
Karen Henderson and Rhys Gwynllyw  University of the West of England Using e-Assessment to assess and support learning for Engineers  Abstract
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Jennifer Koenig and Dawn Hawkins  University of Cambridge Biomaths Education Network:A virtual community to bring biology and maths together  Abstract
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Stephen Lee and Tom Button  Mathematics in Engineering and Industry Mathematics in the digital age – using an online classroom to engage, enthuse and enlighten  Abstract
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Elizabeth Low  Cardiff University Staff – Student Partnerships in Teaching and Learning Hearing from the students themselves!  Abstract
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird et al  NUIM Large Scale Student Evaluation of Mathematics Learning Support  Abstract
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Janette Matthews  Loughborough University mathcentre: Online open-access mathematics learning resources  Abstract
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David Maynard  Birmingham City University A Critical Evaluation of the Implementation of the Numeracy Strategy in the Faculty of Health at Birmingham City University  Abstract
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Alison Megeney et al  Middlesex University ‘I can’t do Maths’: Scaffolding the learning experience to support a diverse range of students  Abstract
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Sue Milne et al  University of Glasgow Sharing Assessment across Institutions and VLEs  Abstract
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Inna Namestnikova  Brunel University The Maths café at Brunel: year-long experience of effective maths support and assistance for students  Abstract
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Alessandro Narduzzo  University of Bath Fine-tuning the interplay between traditional and innovative teaching to enhance learning  Abstract
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Daniel Organisciak  University of Birmingham Staff – Student Partnerships in Teaching and Learning Hearing from the students themselves!   Abstract
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Sarah Parsons  Harper Adams University Self-confidence: An Introduction to the Literature and Related Constructs  Abstract
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Chetna Patel et al  University of Sheffield Teaching the Teachers – Statistics for Linguists  Abstract
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Chetna Patel University of Sheffield Statistics Support and Teaching Forum  Abstract
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Rosanne Quinnell  University of Sydney Characterising the underlying dysfunctional attitudes and stances students in biology and medicine adopt when faced with calculations  Abstract
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Nadarajah Ramesh et al  University of Greenwich Enhancing employment outcomes of Mathematics graduates  Abstract
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Martin Reed and Jane White  University of Bath Experiences from a bespoke programme for year 1 foundation mathematics for students with vocational entry qualifications Abstract
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Peter Rowlett  Nottingham Trent University Design and delivery of a new graduate skills module  Abstract
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Chris Sangwin University of Birmingham STACK version 3: one year on  Abstract
Jack Tabeart  Loughborough University Staff – Student Partnerships in Teaching and Learning Hearing from the students themselves!   Abstract
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Jeff Waldock and Ros Porter  Sheffield Hallam University Enhancing student engagement in the classroom  Abstract
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Niels Walet and Elizabeth Acosta-Gonzaga  University of Manchester An Investigation of the Attitudes of Instructors and Students to On-line Assessment in Mathematical Subjects  Abstract
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Philip Walker  University of Leeds Experiences of adopting and developing an e-assessment system  Abstract
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Aiping Xu  Coventry University Investigation of International Mathematical Cultures  Abstract
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Some ideas taken away from CETL-MSOR 2013 at Coventry University:

“Excellent collaborative work involving students and academics. I intend to do more of this from now on.

“Sense of community amongst practitioners, the importance of recording maths support usage, an Improved awareness of Maths Support provision across the country.”

“E-assessment – the general issues that are associated with this type of assessment and mathematics. I feel quite relieved that I’m not the only person struggling with it.”

“A greater idea of the community of mathematics educators nationwide (my first time at a conference) and some understanding of current areas of research & study in the community. Greater knowledge of the broader peer support situation across the UK, and emerging opportunities in peer support. A more informed perspective on opportunities to do with e-assessment and integrating technology into the study of mathematics / the delivery of modules.”

CETLMSOR_AddressDavid Bowers, sigma Network Chair opening CETL-MSOR 2013 at Coventry University

CETLMSOR_PresentationJack Tabeart (Loughborough University) and Beth Low (Cardiff University) – Staff-Student partnerships in teaching and learning