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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 be given increasing focus and importance. This workshop will provide opportunity to explore what is meant by impact in the context of Mathematics Support and what approaches can be taken to meaningfully support the future development of such services. The workshop will also include extensive opportunity to share best practice and investigate the potential for future collaborative working in this area.

The workshop and buffet lunch will be provided for free.

To register, please email Robert Wilson ( by mid-day Friday 13th April, noting if you have any specific dietary requirements or if you require car parking space (note: limited parking is available).

Outline schedule:

10.30-11.00:     Coffee, welcome, and introductions
11.00-12.00:     Measuring the impact of mathematics support in higher education in Ireland – Ciaran Mac an Bhaird  (Maynooth University)
12.00-13.00:     What are we trying to measure? Experiences from an established mathematics support service – Robert Wilson/David McConnell (Cardiff University)
13.00-14.00:     Lunch and networking
14.00-15.00:    Structured knowledge exchange session
15.00-16.00:     Maths Support – NSS – TEF  . . . What’s next?
1600:            Close


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, A4, A5, K2, K3, K5, K6, V1, V2, V3, V4