Mathematics Support – past, present and, most importantly, future

Duncan Lawson


This article briefly reviews the development of mathematics support in higher education over the last 25 years, highlighting in particular the work of sigma, centre for excellence in university-wide mathematics and statistics support as a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and subsequently as part of the National HE STEM Programme.  A description of sigma’s current HEFCE-funded programme of activities is included, giving particular attention to the development of the sigma network.  The article closes by focusing on the legacy of sigma’s current work and the future sustainability of the sigma network.


Mathematics support, centre for excellence, sustainability

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