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Statistics Resources in a Day - 21st April 2017

sigma Statistics Special Interest Group (SIG) ’Resource in a Day’ event

Date: 21st April 2017
Time: 9:45am – 4:30pm
Location: Millennium Point building, Birmingham City University

The statstutor Communities project http://www.statstutor.ac.uk/communities/ allows academics to submit their resources to statstutor once peer reviewed so that they can be used in other...Read More »


Dyscalculia, Numeracy and Maths Anxiety - 12th April 2017

The sigma Network is pleased to support the following one-day conference:

Dyscalculia, Numeracy and Maths Anxiety
Wednesday 12th April 2017, Loughborough University

Keynote speakers: ·
Professor David Sheffield: Brief Interventions for maths anxiety
Peter Jarrett: The assessment of dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties

There will also be a range of parallel workshop sessions and some case studies:
    Maths...Read More »


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...Read More »


Using LaTeX - 26 January 2017

The Scottish Maths Support Network is organising a workshop on using Latex for writing documents on Thursday the 26th of January 2017, at the University of Glasgow. The workshop is aimed at people with little or no experience with LaTeX.

The workshop will run from 11:00 to...Read More »


Learning Support in STEM - 12th January 2017

Members of the sigma Network are pleased to be involved in the planning and delivery of the following one day conference:

Learning support in STEM: Learning differences and teaching innovations conference

Thursday 12th January 2017, University of Sheffield

This one-day conference at The University of Sheffield brings together academics, practitioners, and students to...Read More »


Tutor Training workshop for new maths & stats support tutors - 5th January 2017

Tutor Training: Maths and Statistics Support Workshop
10:30 – 16:00 on 5th Jan 2017
De Montfort University, Kimberlin Library, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

This free one-day training workshop will be of interest to new maths support tutors and PGRs employed to provide maths and statistics help. Tutors not so new are...Read More »


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...Read More »


Training for new maths support tutors - 7th November 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 Monday 7th November 2016 at Lancaster...Read More »


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...Read More »


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...Read More »


Inaugural Annual General Meeting of the sigma Network - 6th September 2016

Notice is hereby given of the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the sigma Network.

Date: Tuesday 6th September 2016, at 16.30
Place: Loughborough University (within the programme of the CETL-MSOR Conference)

This inaugural AGM will confirm the future role of the sigma Network as a professional association for those involved with mathematics...Read More »


Enhance your maths and statistics support - 5th September 2016

The Maths Learning Centre at De Montfort University is hosting a one-day staff development event for new and experienced mathematics and statistics support tutors on Monday 5th September 2016.

The course focuses on some perennial topics faced by maths support staff, and includes presentations from established and experienced members of the...Read More »


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...Read More »


Location, Location, Location! sigma Midlands meeting - 11th July 2016

The next sigma Midlands meeting Location, Location, Location‘ will be held at the Telford campus of the University of Wolverhampton on Monday 11th July 2016. The meeting is suitable for any member of staff or postgraduate tutor involved in mathematics or statistics teaching or support in higher education.

Confirmed speakers include...Read More »


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...Read More »


Technology Enhanced Learning - 30th June 2016 (note change of date)

The next sigma meeting organised by the North East & Yorkshire Hub is taking place on THURSDAY 30th JUNE 2016 from 10:30-3:30pm at the University of Newcastle.  The focus is on Technology Enhanced Learning.

This one day event will concentrate on getting started with various software/systems to facilitate and enhance teaching and learning of maths in Higher...Read More »


Exploring Different Models of Maths Support within HE; Combatting Maths Anxiety - 1st June 2016

Manchester Metropolitan Q-Step Centre and SIGMA North West are hosting the first joint SIGMA-Q-Step event exploring different models of mathematics and statistics support.   The event will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 1st June. The aims of the day are:

  • Explore student attitudes to numbers as barriers to learning
  • Showcase...Read More »

How to Use Social Media to Reach Your Students workshop: Manchester Metropolitan University 11 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...Read More »


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...Read More »


Promoting and Evaluating your Maths Support Service - 25 April 2016

The sigma Eastern England Hub is hosting a free networking event – ‘Promoting and Evaluating your Maths Support Service’ at the Silberrad Student Centre, University of Essex on Monday 25th April 2016 starting at 12:00.

If you are involved in the provision of mathematics and statistics support in higher education, this...Read More »


sigma Midlands Hub event :Introduction to LaTeX - 21 March 2016

The sigma Midlands Hub is holding a free Introduction to LaTeX training day on Monday, March 21st 2016 at the University of Wolverhampton, City (i.e. Wolverhampton) campus. Note that this is the Monday before Easter.

This free training day from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm is for those who wish to learn the basics of the document preparation system...Read More »


sigma Eastern England Tutor Training - 2 March 2016

The sigma Eastern  England Hub is holding a free new tutor training session on Wednesday March 2nd  2016,  from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, at the University of East London,  Docklands campus. This free training day is for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centers or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills.

The course will...Read More »


Embedding Maths and Statistics support into Sports and Exercise Science degrees – 10 February 2016

The sigma North West and North Wales Hub and the Sports and Exercise Science Dept at LJMU are arranging the first sigma event focused on the Sports and Exercise Science community. The event will be held at Liverpool John Moores University on Wednesday 10th February, starting at 10am.The aims of the day...Read More »


sigma Eastern England Hub Mathematica meeting - 3 February 2016

On  Wednesday 3rd of February at Essex University,  Colchester there will be a presentation and discussion on the software Mathematica (To be held in PC Lab M, in Room 4S.2.4 .)

The agenda for the day is as follows:

· 12.00 – 12.30 Arrive. Sandwich lunch

· 12.30 – 14..30 Presentation by Andrew...Read More »


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...Read More »


Preparing Students for Numerical Psychometric Tests - 15 January 2016

The next sigma meeting organised by the South East Hub is taking place on Friday 15th January from 10:30-3pm at the University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10.  The focus is on Preparing Students for Numerical Psychometric Tests.

Venue: Queen Anne Court, QA063 Greenwich Campus, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, SE10...Read More »


sigma Midlands Tutor Training - 14 January 2016

The sigma Midlands Hub is holding a free new tutor training session on January 14th 2016 at the University of Wolverhampton Walsall campus. This free training day is for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills.

The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around...Read More »


sigma Tutor Training - 15 December 2015

Place: Lancaster University
Date: Tuesday 15th December 2015
Time: 10.00  –  16.00

A free training day is being held on Tuesday 15th December 2015 for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills.

The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Tutoring in...Read More »


R Day: Delivery of Statistics Support using R - 2 December 2015

 Place: University of Essex 

Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2015 

10:30 am refreshments for a 10:45 am start.To finish by 4:30 pm.

The popular and free software termed “R” is already well used by academics across various disciplines. The R Day, to be held at the University of...Read More »


sigma Midlands Tutor Training - 30 October

The Midlands hub will be running a free sigma Network Tutor Training event for mathematics and statistics support centres in the hub, and nearby regions, who wish to access sigma training for their tutors. It will be held at Wolverhampton University, Walsall campus on Friday 30th October, lunch and light refreshments will be provided....Read More »


sigma NW & NW tutor training – 28th October 2015

Place: Liverpool John Moores University
Date: Wednesday 28th October 2015
Time: 11.00  –  16.00

A free training day is being held on 28th October 2015 for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills.

The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide...Read More »


sigma NE & Y Tutor training event - 16 Oct 2015

The sigma North East and Yorkshire hub are hosting a tutor training event which is free and for mathematics and statistics support centres in the hub, and nearby regions, who wish to access sigma training for their tutors. It will be held at Leeds University on Friday 16th October and includes lunch and light refreshments. The training...Read More »


SPSS Users Group Courses - 30 October 2015

The SPSS users group (ASSESS) is organising a day of four half-day courses using SPSS together with five user presentations and a users clinic comprising a one-day SPSS users (ASSESS) conference. It will be held on Friday 30th October 2015 at the University of York.

Two courses will form a SPSS...Read More »


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...Read More »


sigma SE Tutor Training – Monday 7 September 2015

Place: Kings College, London
Date: Monday 7th September 2015
Start time: 10:45 End Time: 15:30

The South East hub will be running a free sigma Network Tutor Training event for mathematics and statistics support centres in the hub, and nearby regions, who wish to access sigma training...Read More »


Practical use of R by blind people - Workshop: 10 July

The University of Bath is hosting a workshop on Practical use of R by blind people, on Friday10th July.

The workshop will show how a blind user can make use of R in its console/terminal modes, how we can improve its use through the BrailleR add-on package, and how a blind...Read More »


sigma-sw regional hub meeting: Statistics for non-statisticians - 7 July 2015

The sigma South West & South Wales Hub is hosting a meeting on Statistics for non-statisticians‘ at the University of Bath on Tuesday 7th July 2015 from 10:30 – 16:00.

Those with a strong quantitative background are often approached to give advice on statistical problems, even though they may have no formal training in...Read More »


Numbas Workshops - 6 and 7 July 2015

sigma, in conjunction with Newcastle University and the North West and North Wales Hub, is pleased to offer a two day Numbas workshop.  Free and open source, Numbas allows the authoring of questions which include randomised content throughout and LaTeX rendering of mathematical notation. Tests provide instant feedback to the student,...Read More »


sigma North West and North Wales Hub Mathematics and Statistics Support Networking EventNetworking Event – 25 June 2015

The sigma North West and North Wales Hub is holding a Mathematics and Statistics Support Networking Event at Liverpool John Moores University on Thursday 25th June 2015, starting at 12:30pm.

This event is aimed at those who would like to network with other Mathematics and Statistics support practitioners, share good practice and discuss common issues. This is an ideal opportunity for Institutions to...Read More »


Breaking down silos - sigma NE&Y Regional Hub Meeting - 24 June 2015

The sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub are holding a networking day on 24 June from 10:30 to 15:30 at the University of York.

The day will be a combination of talks and activities and aims to give the delegates an opportunity to consider their individual needs for service development and...Read More »


Meeting the mathematics needs of pharmacy students – 15 June 2015

The sigma South East Hub is hosting ‘Meeting the mathematics needs of pharmacy students’ on Monday 15 June, from 10:40am-3:30pm at Kings College, London, Room 1.11 in the Franklin-Wilkins Building (Waterloo Campus)

Directions:  http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/campuses/waterloo/Waterloo.aspx

There will be talks from the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.  The aims of the day are:

  1. To acquaint the...Read More »

7th annual meeting of the Scottish Maths Support Network (SMSN) - 5 June

The 7th annual meeting of the Scottish Maths Support Network (SMSN) will be held on Friday 5th June at Glasgow Caledonian University.

If you would like to attend please complete this registration form and return it to Calum.Macdonald@gcu.ac.uk

Note that there is no charge for attending the conference and lunch will be...Read More »


Evaluation and Feedback Workshop - 27 May 2015

Students are the primary stakeholders in our mathematics support activities. Improving their university experience and their understanding of the mathematics and statistics they need for success in their courses is an important objective for all those who work in support centres. So gathering feedback from the students who use mathematics...Read More »


sigma Network One Day Event on GeoGebra and ICT for Mathematics Support - 15 May

The Eastern sigma Hub is planning to run a free Workshop on GeoGebra and ICT for Mathematics Support , on 15 May at Essex University, Colchester Campus from 10:30 to 16:00.

This one day event on ICT in the support of mathematics at University will focus on the free software GeoGebra (Read More »


sigma Midlands Hub Networking Event - 8 May

The sigma Midlands Hub is holding a Maths Support Networking Event at Halesowen College on Friday 8th May, starting at 12:30pm.

This event is aimed at those who would like to network with other Mathematics and Statistics support practitioners, share good practice and discuss common issues. This is an ideal opportunity for Institutions who have recently received sigma funding to...Read More »


Being Inclusive – the whole kit and caboodle

In the maths and statistics support environment

The sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub hosted a day conference on Being Inclusive – the Whole Kit and Caboodle in the Maths and Statistics Support Environment at The University of Sheffield on Monday 19 January 2015, starting at 10am and finishing at...Read More »

sigma Midlands Tutor Training - 29 January 2015

A free training day hosted by the sigma Midlands hub is being held on 29th January 2015 at Coventry University for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills from 10:30 – 16:00.

The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Tutoring in a Mathematics Support...Read More »


sigma SW&SW hub meeting: Embedding and sustaining mathematics support - 23 January 2015

The sigma South West and South Wales Hub is holding an event on Embedding and sustaining mathematics support, at the University of Bath on Friday 23rd January 2015 from 11am-4pm.

The main focus of the meeting is to consider how the community of mathematics and statistics support practitioners may best embed...Read More »


sigma NE&Y Hub event: Being inclusive: the whole kit and caboodle in the maths and stats support environment - 19 January 2015

The sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub are arranging an event at the University of Sheffield on Monday 19 January 2015, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm. The day will be a combination of talks and activities and aims to give delegates an opportunity to consider their inclusive practice of mathematics and statistics support...Read More »


sigma NW & NW tutor training - 16 December 2014

A free training day is being held on 16 December 2014 at Lancaster University for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills.

The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Read More »


sigma Midlands Tutor Training Workshop - 16 December 2014

A free training day is being held on 16 December 2014 at Coventry University for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills.

The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Tutoring in a Mathematics Support Centre“. The training is ideal for tutors new...Read More »


Models for the delivery of Maths/Stats support - 16 December 2014

Place: University of East London (UEL)

Date: Tuesday 16th December 2014

10:30 am refreshments for an 11 am start. To finish by 3:00 pm.

 This will be a networking event organised by the sigma Eastern England Hub for people involved in the provision of mathematics and statistics support...Read More »


sigma Statistics Training - 2 & 3 December

The Midlands regional hub of sigma is running a free training event at the University of Northampton on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2014 which is aimed at tutors who would like to improve their statistics knowledge for working within a Maths Support Centre setting. The sessions will be delivered by statistics support practitioners from the sigma network.

The...Read More »


Using Online Resources and the Virtual Learning Environment to Promote and Enhance Maths Support - 28 November

The SE sigma Hub is organising a free workshop entitled ‘Using Online Resources and the Virtual Learning Environment to Promote and Enhance Maths Support’ at Central St. Martins, Archway Campus, 2 Elthorne Road, Archway, London, N19 4AG on Friday 28th November from 10:30-4pm.  Directions: http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/about-csm/find-us/.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Speakers...Read More »


Meeting the mathematics needs of pharmacy students - 19 November 2014

The sigma North West and North Wales Hub, the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society are arranging an event Meeting the mathematics needs of pharmacy students at Liverpool John Moores University on Wednesday 19 November, starting at 10am.The aims of the day are :

  1. To acquaint the maths support community of the...Read More »

sigma Eastern England Tutor Training - 5 November 2014

A free training day is being held on 5 November 2014 at the University of Lincoln for tutors who work in mathematics and statistics support centres, or who otherwise support students to enhance their mathematical skills.

The course will be delivered by members of sigma, based around the sigma guide “Read More »


sigma NE and Yorkshire Tutor Training - 29 October

The sigma North East and Yorkshire Regional Hub is running a sigma Network Tutor Training event suitable for tutors and PGRs working in mathematics and statistics support centres.

The event is free and will be held at the University of Sheffield on Wednesday the 29th October. The training will be​ delivered by members of the sigma Network who have...Read More »


sigma SE and SW&SW Tutor Training event - 15 October 2014

Place: University of Portsmouth
Date: Wednesday 15th October 2014
Registration: 10:30        End Time: 16:00

This sigma Network Tutor Training event is for mathematics and statistics support centres in the South East, South West and South Wales who wish to access sigma training for their tutors. It will be...Read More »


Workshop on Innovations in University Mathematics Teaching - 7/8 July 2014

This 2-day workshop took place in Cardiff University and focussed on the application of inquiry based learning (where emphasis is placed on the student’s role in making sense of mathematical ideas, and communicating those ideas clearly to peers), and the flipped classroom (a model in which students gain first-exposure...Read More »


Creating and maintaining a social media presence – 20 June 2014

Twelve people from six HEIs attended the sigma North West and North Wales Hub event Creating and maintaining a social media presence at Liverpool John Moores University on Friday 20 June.  Appropriately the event had a hashtag #ljmutwt.

Alex Spiers, @alexgspiers, Learning Technology Developer, LJMU, opened proceedings with Getting to grips with the...Read More »


CETL-MSOR 2014 Conference - 8/9 September 2014

‘Mathematics and Statistics Teaching, Learning and Support: Real, Virtual, Mobile’

College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Queens Building, Cardiff University

Call for Abstracts is now open!  Deadline for submission is Friday 6 June 2014.

Registration is now open! Early bird discount until 18 July 2014

Details Read More »


Graduate numeracy tests - 16 July 2014

sigma-sw regional hub meeting – Graduate numeracy tests

 Place: University of Bath, Bath

Date:  Wednesday 16th July 2014

Registration: 11:00        End Time: 16:00

The main focus of the meeting is to consider how mathematics support centres may assist students with improving their numeracy when their end goal is to improve performance on graduate numeracy tests. Such tests...Read More »


Maths support – Who needs it and why (and what that means for our centres) – 27 June 2014

The sigma Midlands Hub is holding an event, Maths support – Who needs it and why at The University of Wolverhampton, Walsall campus on Friday 27 June, starting at 10:30am.

If you have liaised with academics based in the subjects whose students use maths support, we would like you to share...Read More »


Using puzzles and games in the teaching of mathematics - 26 June 2014

The SE sigma Hub is organising a free workshop entitled ‘Using maths puzzles and games in the teaching of mathematics’ at Kings College, London on Thursday 26th June from 10:30-4pm, Liddell Hart Seminar Room, S3.05, Strand Campus, Kings College, London and directions can be found:http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/campuses/directions/strand.aspx. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Speakers will include:

Creating and maintaining a social media presence - 20 June 2014

The sigma North West and North Wales Hub is holding an event, Creating and maintaining a social media presence at Liverpool John Moores University on Friday 20 June, starting at 10am.

In the morning LJMU’s Alex Spiers will give an introduction to Twitter &c. This is something he does on HEA training courses so...Read More »


6th Annual Scottish Maths Support Network Meeting - 20 June, 2014

An invitation to the 6th Annual Scottish Maths Support Network Meeting, University of Dundee, 20th June, 2014

Carrying the Remainder: Maths & Statistics Support for University Students’  will take place at the University of Dundee and will bring together UK Higher Education institutions to explore and discuss effective maths and statistics support...Read More »


sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub Event - 19 June 2014

sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub is holding an event on Thursday 19th June at the University of Leeds from 10:30 to 15:00.

The day will run as an exchange of ideas and discussion on topics of current interest with the aim of strengthening links between the maths support centres and practitioners...Read More »


sigma Eastern England Hub event - 18 June 2014

The Eastern England Hub of sigma – the national network for those involved in university mathematics and statistics support – held a meeting on 18th June 2014 at University Campus Suffolk, based around two themes of topical interest:

Hands-on use and evaluation of Prezi and How can maths support work together with other support services? 

The meeting was attended by representatives...Read More »


sigma North West and North Wales “Get to know and learn from each other” afternoon - 11 April 2014

Regrettably, this event has been cancelled as so few people signed up to attend.  I have had suggestions of alternative topics and formats so I expect to arrange a different, and hopefully more attractive, version of this event in the near future.

Leslie Fletcher 10 April 2014

The meeting is at Manchester...Read More »


sigma Statistics advisory meeting:Improving the support we give to students and each other - 9 April 2014

Place: Birmingham City University, Perry Barr, Birmingham
Registration: 10:15 – 10:45am                        End Time: 3:15pm

This event is aimed at anyone who provides statistics advice/support to undergraduate or postgraduate students, who wishes to share their experience, who would also like to hear how others carry out a similar role and who...Read More »


Ideas exchange and development : sigma South West Hub - 26 March 2014

Place:  University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus

Arrival:  11:00 am                                           End time : 16:00

The main purpose of this first meeting of 2013/14 is to re-establish links between maths support centres...Read More »


Interactive Technologies for Maths and Statistics Support - 19 March 2014

Date: Wednesday 19th March 2014
Time: 10.00 – 15.30
Place: University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich

This FREE one-day hands-on workshop gave participants the chance to experience and try out a number of technologies that can provide motivation and interaction in maths and statistics classes and workshops. It was particularly relevant for tutors working...Read More »


CETL-MSOR Conference 2014

The date for CETL-MSOR 2014 has been announced. It will be held at Cardiff University on 8/9 September 2014. Further details will be available here soon.

...Read More »

Sustainability and Evaluating Success: sharing good practice - 14 February 2014

Sigma South East held an event, Sustainability and Evaluating Success: sharing good practice on 14 February 2014, 12-3pm, at Queen Anne QA063, University of Greenwich.

This meeting enabled those involved in Maths Support in the South East to get together to share good practice. Universities represented included Brunel, Buckinghamshire Greenwich, Imperial, Kent, Kingston and...Read More »


HEA STEM (Maths, Stats & OR): Extending approaches to learning in the Mathematical Sciences using clickers: concept testing and different approaches to feedback - 13 February 2014

Date: 13 Feb 2014
Start Time: 10:30 am
Location/venue: Plymouth University

This workshop jointly presented the findings of an innovative project using clickers (or zappers) within Mathematics programmes at Plymouth University along with work from the Loughborough Mathematics Education Centre, and considered ways in which clickers can be used for concept testing,...Read More »


8th Annual Workshop of the Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network - 31 January 2014

The 8th Annual Workshop of the Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network (IMLSN) was held on January 31st 2014.

Conference theme: Diversity: challenges and opportunities – enabling and supporting mathematics learning in a diverse student population.

Further details on the conference and the keynote presentations are available from the conference website http://supportcentre.maths.nuim.ie/mathsnetwork/workshop8

 

 

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"A resource in a day" - Mathematics Support Resources Workshop - 18 September 2013

The Midlands Hub of the sigma Network at Loughborough University held a one-day resource development workshop on Wednesday 18th September 2013 from 10am to 4.30pm.

The aim of this event was  to facilitate the production of new text based resources, for example Quick Reference (two A4 sides) or Facts & Formulae...Read More »


CETL-MSOR Conference 2013 - 10/11 September 2013

The keynote speakers at the CETL-MSOR Conference held at Coventry University on 10th and 11th September were Dr Chris Sangwin School of Mathematics University of Birmingham, Professor Jeff Griffiths Professor of Operational Research, Cardiff University and David Youdan IMA, There was also be a plenary session presented by students currently...Read More »


Building online maths assessments using Numbas – 04 July 2013

The North East and Yorkshire sigma Hub supported a workshop on 4th July 2013 on Numbas, a web-based e-assessment system developed by a team at Newcastle University. Free to use and open-source with a user-friendly interface (see https://numbas.mathcentre.ac.uk/), Numbas allows the authoring of questions which include randomised content throughout and...Read More »


Comprehending Mathematical Proofs - 24 July 2013

Supporting the specialist mathematician: 

A one-day event Comprehending Mathematical Proofs was held on Wednesday 24th July 2013  in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University.

Speakers  included Lara Alcock (Loughborough), Matthew Inglis (Loughborough), Juan Pablo Mejia-Ramos (Rutgers) and Keith Weber (Rutgers). The event was of interest to those who teach proof-based undergraduate...Read More »


Introduction to SPSS: Boot Camp - 12 June 2013

Wednesday 12th June 2013, at University Campus Suffolk

Statistics and quantitative data analysis techniques are increasingly used in “non-mathematical” disciplines such as the social sciences and humanities, as well as in the STEM subjects.  This places an increasing demand on tutors, lecturers and learning assistants who support students in this area, either...Read More »


Events to Support Scholarship, Research and Evaluation within STEM Higher Education - May/June 2013

Three-one day workshops were organised in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy to support Scholarship, Research and Evaluation within STEM Higher Education.  The events are as follows:

1.  12 June 2013 (University of Birmingham): Capturing Data and Evidence through Qualitative Methodologies for Scholarship and Research within the STEM Disciplines
12 June...Read More »


Mist, Haze and Shutters: dyscalculia in FE/HE - 10 April 2013

A one-day conference on Dyscalculia in Further/Higher Education was held at Loughborough University on Wednesday 10th April 2013.

The programme organised by Clare Trott included keynote addresses from Dr David Grant and Simon Drew, demonstrations of current research in the field and a series of case studies.

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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...Read More »


Workshop on accessible learning resources in mathematics - 7 January 2013

The University of Bath hosted a workshop on Accessible Learning
Resources in mathematics on 7th January 2013. This workshop aimed to
bring together practitioners and researchers with an interest in the
technical challenges of producing accessible learning resources for
mathematical subjects. Delegates were warned that talks would be of aRead More »


Undertaking Pedagogic Research in the HE STEM Disciplines - 17/18 December 2012

Sigma was a partner in an event organised on the 17-18 December 2012 in Leeds entitled ‘Undertaking Pedagogic Research in the HE STEM Disciplines’.  This was a follow-on to an event that took place in June 2012 and was aimed at those who are both new to pedagogic...Read More »


Events News Section

This is the area where you will find news about SIGMA events. You may also want to check the relevant hub pages for events in your area.

Contact details for all SIGMA hubs can be found here.

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