network for excellence in
    mathematics and statistics support

Setting up a Mathematics and/or Statistics Support Centre

How to set up a mathematics and statistics support provison (sigma Guide)

The purpose of this booklet is to act as a guide for those interested in setting up or enhancing a mathematics and/or statistics support provision for students (not necessarily students of mathematics or statistics) in addition to their regular programme.

Setting up a Maths Support Centre (HESTEM Guide)

In this guide, a summary of the arguments about why mathematics support is necessary is presented. A series of case studies is presented which show how mathematics support operates in a range of institutions and at a variety of scales.

Good Practice in the Provision of Mathematics Support Centres (LTSN Guide)

The second edition of a guide for those interested in establishing and developing Mathematics Support Centres in institutes of higher education.  The guide distils the findings of the LTSN funded teaching and learning project Evaluating and Enhancing the Effectiveness of Mathematics Support Centres.

Designing Effective Learning Spaces for Mathematics and Statistics Support

A set of presentations from the sigma Network event on this topic at Sheffield Hallam University in April 2018.


sigma funding initiative – new centre and centre enhancement.  Briefing event 17 January 2014 

This archive of resources may be of use to anyone considering setting up a new mathematics and/or statistics support centre, including the agendaan introduction to sigma, reflections on setting up a sigma supported centre, advice on writng a good application and an introduction to the sigma Network.

Case studies from institutions where sigma funding supported the establishment of new mathematics support centres and enhanced mathematics support may also be useful.