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Establishing, sustaining and developing maths and stats support – 27 February 2013

The Eastern England sigma Hub ran this FREE half day meeting for people interested in enhancing the maths and stats support provision at their universities.

It took place on Wednesday 27th February 2013,at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus.

This half day workshop provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences. Universities with new maths support centres had the opportunity to learn from – and challenge – practices at more established centres. Short “lighting presentations” combined with question and answer sessions and “speed dating” discussion.  The meeting established a local network of like-minded practitioners who share the goal of a thriving and vibrant maths and stats support service at their institution. Seven universities were represented: Anglia Ruskin University, Brunel University, Bucks New University, University of East Anglia, University of Essex, Queen Mary University of London and University Campus Suffolk

The indicative programme comprised:

13.30 – 13.45   Arrive. Coffee.
13.45 – 15.00   A series of short presentations from individual maths support centres: “Who we are, what we think we do well, where we would like to improve, our view of the way ahead” with brief Q & A.
15.00 – 15.30  Speed dating. Introduce yourself to as many other people as you can, identify common areas of interest, declare mutual passion for service development. (Bring your business cards!)
15.30 – 16.00  Update on the new sigma Network for cross-university maths and stats support.  Discussion of the recent key sigma publication: “Evaluation of Mathematics Support Centres: a review of the literature”
16.00               Coffee. Depart.