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The Scottish Mathematics Support Network

  The preliminary meeting of the Scottish Mathematics Support Network was held at the University of St Andrews on 18 July 2008. The aim of the meeting was to initialise a support network for people working in Scottish Universities and Colleges who were either currently providing or would like to be providing mathematical and statistical support to their students. A variety of institutions were represented: St Andrews University, which at this time had a dedicated Mathematics support tutor who worked with the Effective Learning Adviser (ELA); Dundee University and Robert Gordon University, which both had a similar arrangement; Abertay University which had both a Mathematics and a Statistics support tutor who were also part of the ELA team; Glasgow University which had just appointed a Mathematics support tutor, since their Mathematics support provision was due to start in September 2008; and Edinburgh Napier University, where the Mathematics support had been successfully run by the Mathematics lecturers for the last 20 years, with Statistics support being provided by Statistics lecturers. At the University of Aberdeen, the ELA team were aware of the growing need for a specialist Mathematics support tutor and were hoping that funding for such a post would be made available in the near future.

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    31 December 2012

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    Higher Education Academy

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Ahmed, S., & Durkacz, K. (2012). The Scottish Mathematics Support Network. MSOR Connections, 12, 42-44.



The Scottish Mathematics Support Network; mathematics support; statistics skills;

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