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.

The UK Higher Education Learning Space Toolkit

Published by UCISA in 2016. A detailed toolkit covering all aspects of teaching and learning spaces.

Retrofitting University Learning Spaces

This 2010 publication from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council offers “design principles for the cost-effective redevelopment of existing spaces”. Much is relevant to those wanting to modify space for mathematics and statistics support.

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

Back in 2014, sigma was able to disburse funding from HEFCE to co-fund the establishment of new mathematics and/or statistics support centres at HE institutions in England and Wales. This archive of resources, which were presented to institutions intending to bid for this funding, may be of interest to anyone considering setting up a new mathematics and/or statistics support centre, including the agendaan overview of the history of sigma, reflections on setting up a sigma supported centre, advice on writing a good application and an introduction to the sigma Network.