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Inclusive Teaching: Offering a tailored approach in supporting students’ learning in maths – 26th March 2019

George Fox Building  LT5   –    9.30 am to 5.00 pm (lunch included)

The Maths Learning Development (MLD) Team at Lancaster University (LU) is running a FREE sharing practice event to promote our student maths support service. Our approach to maths learning development is focused on providing a proactive, tailored and timely delivered service, which allows meeting the demand of a diverse student body (e.g. students from non-traditional university entry routes and students who have specific learning difficulties (SpLD)) to enhance students’ learning experience and improve retention.

The MLD team has received very positive feedback from our students, so we would like to share our experience and lessons from practice with colleagues at LU and in the wider HE sector. We hope that you will be able to attend!

We are interested in hearing your views on supporting students’ learning in maths. We invite you to give a 5 minute presentation during our discussions.

Keynote presentations will be given by

Michael Grove (University of Birmingham) ‘Mathematics support: Learning from past and present to prepare for the future’.

Leif Bryngfors (Lund University, Sweden) ‘SI-PAL-PASS: a Rose with many names’ 

This event is sponsored by Faculty of Science & Technology and Teach-Learn-Share initiative at LU Management School and Faculty of Health & Medicine.

To register for this free event, please go to https://lancaster-uk.libcal.com/event/3376955 or send an email to Jan Lyons jan.lyons@lancaster.ac.uk

If you are interested in giving a 5-minute micro-presentation, please indicate this when you register.

We look forward to seeing you at our event.

Impact and Evaluation of Mathematics Support – 15th March 2019

Lanchester Library, Coventry University Friday 15th March 2019 10.30am – 3.30pm A free workshop to explore ways of evaluating the impact of your mathematics and statistics support service. Draft Programme 10.00am              Registration and coffee 10.30am               Welcome and housekeeping 10.35am               A senior management perspective .                                (Duncan Lawson, former PVC Newman University) 11.20am               Comfort break 11.30am              Continue Reading

New Tutor Training in Essex – 7th November 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 Wednesday 7th November 2018, at the University of Essex. ThisContinue Reading

Tutor training for statistics support, Coventry – 26th October 2018

The sigma Network’s Special Interest Group in Statistics Support is hosting a free one day workshop on developing the skills needed for providing effective statistics support.  This is aimed at anyone who gives statistical advice and wishes to improve their skills in providing this type of support. The statistics support needs of many students usuallyContinue Reading

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

New Tutor Training at Leeds – 24th September 2018

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors in the coming year? For example, postgrad students or academic staff who are new to the practice of mathematics and statistics support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new maths and statistics support tutors on Monday 24th September 2018, at the UniversityContinue Reading

New Tutor Training in Greenwich – 21st September 2018

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors this 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 maths and statistics support tutors on Friday 21st September 2018, at the University of Greenwich,Continue 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

Using social media for maths and statistics support – 27th June 2018

Staffordshire University, 10.00 – 15.30, Wednesday 27th June 2018 The aim of this free one-day event is to provide ideas and inspiration to delegates as to how they can use social media to enhance their maths support provision, as well as giving confidence in using some of the most popular social media tools. We areContinue 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