The STEM Education Centre was pleased to support the CETL MSOR Conference which took place at Coventry University on 10th and 11 September 2013.
The Conference, attended by over 85 practitioners from across the country, contained a full programme with sessions exploring e-assessment, support for students in mathematical sciences and other disciplines, and innovative approaches to teaching. Keynote speakers included representatives from the University: Michael Grove (Director, STEM Education Centre) and Chris Sangwin (formerly the School of Mathematics).
In addition, a plenary session session presented by students from the University of Birmingham (working as part of the Mathematics Support Centre), Cardiff and Loughborough Universities who had recently completed internship projects, proved to be a highlight of the event and demonstrated the impact and benefit of student led projects and activities.
At the conference it was announced that the sigma network, established through the National HE STEM Programme, has received additional funding from the Higher Education Funding Council to continue its activities for a further three years.
The Conference Programme together with available abstracts and presentations can be accessed from the sigma network website.
A selection of the delegate feedback received following the Conference is set out below:-
Excellent, as usual. I look forward to this Conference as a place to meet colleagues most closely aligned with my field.
It was my first experience being part of and presenting at a conference - really enjoyed it and would love to be involved again next year too!
It was a very inspiring experience. It was great to meet so many colleagues at such an interesting, welcoming event.
Overall, delighted to be back, got so many ideas.
Very enjoyable conference - refreshing to have the focus on student learning. Especially liked the undergraduate researchers' presentations.
Will be back next year :-).