The Pilot Maths Centre at the North West Regional College


  • Terry Mcivor North West regional college affiliated with Ulster University
  • Jonathan Cole Queen’s University Belfast
  • Ciarán Mac an Bhaird Maynooth University



Mathematics, Maths Centre, Further Education, Higher Education.


This paper discusses the establishment in 2015 of the first Maths Centre in any Further and Higher Education College in Northern Ireland. In particular, it considers the rationale for its development, how it was set up and how it runs. It also presents initial figures and feedback, and plans for future developments. 

Author Biographies

Terry Mcivor, North West regional college affiliated with Ulster University

Curriculum Manager, Head of Science and Mathematics

Jonathan Cole, Queen’s University Belfast

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Maynooth University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics


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