The Maths Learning Development Team (MLD) at Lancaster University (LU) is running a sharing practice event to promote our student maths support service. Our approach to maths learning development is focused on providing a proactive, tailored and timely delivered service, which allows meeting the demand of a diverse student body (e.g. students from non-traditional university entry routes and students who have specific learning difficulties (SpLD)) to enhance students’ learning experience and improve retention.
Our innovative maths support approach stemmed from the ideas developed while working with Faculty of Science and Technology departments to benefit students. Many maths learning development activities that we provide are now embedded into the course delivery in Engineering, Maths, Physics, and Lancaster Environmental Centre. We are expanding our service and have been working on implementing this proactive approach at the LU Management School.
We run these activities alongside more generic maths support, such as generic workshops, drop-ins and tutorials. The MLD team also run Maths Boot Camps once a term – a series of parallel workshops on algebra and calculus offered at basic and advanced level. This year we are piloting a new scheme – “Academic mentoring for SpLD students” and working on a Peer-Assisted Study Sessions scheme in the School of Computing and Communication and are keen to offer these schemes to more students.
The MLD team has received very positive feedback from our students, so we would like to share our experience and lessons from practice with colleagues at LU and in the wider HE sector. We hope that you will be able to attend!
The programme is available at
More information is available on the event's website: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/mathslearningdevelopment/
This event is sponsored by Faculty of Science & Technology and Teach-Learn-Share initiative at LU Management School and Faculty of Health & Medicine.
We look forward to seeing you at our event.
Maths Learning Development team, Lancaster University