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Promoting and Evaluating your Maths Support Service – 25 April 2016

The sigma Eastern England Hub is hosting a free networking event – ‘Promoting and Evaluating your Maths Support Service’ at the Silberrad Student Centre, University of Essex on Monday 25th April 2016 starting at 12:00.

If you are involved in the provision of mathematics and statistics support in higher education, this event will give you the opportunity to share your experiences on the promotion and evaluation of your service. Our aim is to inspire you and ensure that you leave with an “action plan” for the development of maths support in your institution.

12:00 Lunch and Welcome – Prof Abdel Salhi, sigma Eastern England Hub co-ordinator

12:30 Show and Tell: How do you promote and evaluate your service?

Each attendee will have a few minutes to show and tell about the promotion and evaluation practice in institution. We will focus on:

– The variety of promotional material and tools used

– Collaboration with departments, students union or other support services

– Key performance indicators in evaluation 

– Use of quantitative data and qualitative feedback 

– Challenges in collecting meaningful student feedback

14:00 Tour of the Silberrad Student Centre

14:30 Coffee break

14:45 Exchange: What would you include in your action plan?

Based on the earlier show and tell session, locate a group of people to follow up with, exchange knowledge and experiences

15:45 Closing Summary – David Bowers, Chair of the sigma Network

This is a free event including lunch and refreshments

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the University of Essex new Silberrad Student Centre (SSC). The SSC opened in August 2015 and is the focal point for all student services, including registration, finance, accommodation, SU Media, IT services, Student Support and our Talent Development Centre. In addition there is a learning hub and reading room, as well as a magnificent Board Room – Lakeview Room where our meeting will take place. To register for this event or for further information, please contact: Hansa Bissoondeeal

For those working towards HEA Fellowship, attendance at and engagement with this event, and reflection on its implication for practice, could help to provide evidence towards elements of the UK Professional Standards Framework: A1, A5, K5, K6, V2, V3.