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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

Designing effective learning spaces for mathematics and statistics support – 25th April 2018

Wednesday 25th April 2018 from 10:30 – 16:00. Sheffield Hallam University, Norfolk Building, room 609. The space in which students work and are supported by staff makes a significant difference to their engagement. Carefully designed shared open learning spaces can help create a partnership learning community within which student engagement can flourish. The capacity forContinue Reading

Statistics Training for Mathematics and Statistics Support Tutors – 20th April 2018

Coventry University sigma Centre, 10.00 am  – 4.00 pm, Friday 20th April 2018 The sigma Network Special Interest Group (SIG) in Statistics Support is delighted to announce a workshop on ’Statistics Training for Mathematics and Statistics Support Tutors’, being held on Friday 20th April 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm at Coventry University. This free event offers anContinue Reading

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 beContinue Reading

Accessibility SIG resource working day – 26th March 2018

An Accessibility SIG working day hosted by the Eureka Centre For Mathematical Confidence, Loughborough University on Monday 26th March, 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

Employability development for HE mathematics and statistics – 16th February 2018

Workshop at Sheffield Hallam University, Friday 16th February 2018 from 10am-4pm.  All stakeholders in Higher Education are increasingly aware of the importance attached to the additional skills students should be gaining at university, over and above their course-specific skills. Students are concerned that courses will provide them with the full range of skills necessary toContinue Reading

New tutor training at Cardiff – 6th October 2017

Will your maths support centre be employing new tutors this year? For example, postgrad students or academic staff who are new to the practice of maths support in HE? The sigma Network is offering a FREE one-day training workshop for new maths support tutors on Friday 6th October 2017, at Cardiff University, School of MathematicsContinue Reading

New Tutor Training at Greenwich – 11 September 2017

The staff of the Maths Support Centre at the University of Greenwich are running a training event for their new PhD students who will be providing maths support in the coming academic year. The event runs from 12.00 to 16.30 (approx) on Monday 11th September 2017. Other universities who also use postgrad students to provideContinue Reading

Introduction to Numbas – 31st August 2017

A FREE sigma workshop hosted by the Mathematics Resource Centre, University of Bath on Thursday 31st August, 10:30-16:30. Overview Numbas is a free and open source platform for authoring of mathematical questions. Features include: randomised content LaTeX rendering of mathematical notation while you type instant feedback to students on tests regeneration of randomised practice questionsContinue Reading

sigma Network Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support took place place on Tuesday 11th July 2017 at 4.00pm, at the University of Birmingham. AGENDA 1) Minutes of the 2016 AGM (available here) 2) Chair’s Report  (reports available here ) 3) Secretary’s Report 4) Treasurer’s Report 5) Ratification of Steering GroupContinue Reading