We hold optional workshops as part of the Open Programme to deliver maths and statistics topics and they take place throughout the academic year - please click here to book and find out more details. Bookings for these workshops open two weeks in advance.
Currently we offer the following Open Programme workshops:
This is a hands on session where you will discuss what you would like to learn about your calculators, carry out some calculations such as finding a mean, standard deviation and correlation coefficient and identify possible pitfalls with using the calculator. (Models FX83, FX85 ONLY).
In order to enrol on ANY teaching course you need to pass a numeracy skills test. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the structure of the tests as well as to familiarise you with the maths involved; both written and mental arithmetic. This is a highly interactive session so please come along ready to share ideas and to do some maths!
This workshop is for students about to embark on a research project that will require the use of a questionnaire to collect data and information. At the workshop you will learn to design a questionnaire by considering your research and what survey questions will provide you with the data and information you will need to carry out the analysis. The design is dictated by the information you want to collect therefore we will consider types of questions, layout, order and delivery. Remember a well thought out and worded questionnaire will make it easier for your participation group to respond and give you useful data!
This workshop will provide students an introduction to statistical analysis mainly focusing on descriptive statistics. For descriptive statistics, the data is initially described and summarised using graphs and statistical quantities (e.g. frequencies, percentages, mean, median, bar charts etc). The workshop will explores the different data types, their characteristics and how to distinguish between them. These steps are essential for setting the scene and carrying out any statistical tests.
Once the descriptive statistics is reported, an analysis of the data set can be carried out. Depending on your research question and type of data collected or gathered, there are various statistical tests to choose from. This workshop will cover techniques to help you choose the right statistical test to analyse your data and draw conclusions from. It will also explain what a p-value is, how this can be reported in relation to your research question(s). Note this session will not deal with interpreting and reporting finding. For that, please see the workshop on Reporting Your Statistical Analysis in the library workshop calendar.
This is an opportunity to revisit the foundations of some algebraic topics such as: simplifying expressions, expanding and factorising, solving equations and rearranging formulae. These topics may underpin mathematical aspects of your course so this is your chance to deepen your understanding of algebra and increase your confidence. Please note for 2019 this workshop will ONLY be taking place on January 18th.