General resources resources
Setting up a maths support centre
The focus of this HE STEM guide is to provide mathematics support to students across all STEM disciplines to ease the transition from School/College in to University. This is a key factor influencing drop-out from STEM degrees and a targeted provision for mathematics support is a proven way to counter this. It includes cases studies from the Universities of Coventry, Portsmouth, York. Lincoln and Kent and articulates the experiences of the two Sigma Directors Professor Duncan Lawson, Coventry University and Professor Tony Croft, Loughborough University joint winners of the 2011 Times Higher Award for Outstanding Support for Students
HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit
The HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit on 12 January 2011 brought together representatives of half of the mathematical sciences departments in England and Wales and the professional bodies for a day of debate and discussion on the state of HE mathematics course design and delivery. This report gives summaries of the debate, talks and discussions as well as a series of recommendations of current priorities for curriculum development in mathematical sciences. This report was edited by Peter Rowlett. This report is not made available under a Creative Commons licence but is freely available to UK universities for non-commerical educational use but is freely available to UK universities for non-commerical educational use.
MSOR Connections Vol. 11 No. 3 HE STEM Special Issue
This special issue of MSOR Connections is themed around work undertaken as part of the National HE STEM Programme. This includes work organised by the Network under the Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation Project and work organised by other HE STEM partners. Work is reported in sections. The first contains an account of our HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit and work which addresses the recommendations for curriculum development made by that Summit. The remainder of the articles are arranged according to several areas of activity: graduate skills; employer engagement; mathematical thinking; technology; inclusive curricula; engineering maths; outreach and widening participation through schools and colleges. This edition was edited by Peter Rowlett. This report is not made available under a Creative Commons licence but is freely available to UK universities for non-commerical educational use.
Summary of work in mathematical sciences HE curriculum innovation
This booklet presents summaries of the work completed under the Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation Project from 2010-12 and provides links to access the resources produced. Work is presented on: developing graduate skills from within the curriculum and by engaging with employers; making available industrial problems in maths and stats; teaching and assessing problem solving; mathematical thinking; student support; inclusive curricula; non-traditional methods of assessment; use of audio-visual media in teaching and learning. This report was edited by Peter Rowlett. This report is not made available under a Creative Commons licence but is freely available to UK universities for non-commerical educational use.