For University Staff - Working with the MLC
The MLC believes that the most effective help for students studying or using mathematics will happen when we work closely with the other staff involved in the students' university experience.
We welcome teaching and professional staff to work closely with us to give the students the best experience of mathematics. So please contact us to discuss how we may work together for your students! (Note that we work with students for at least six hours a day, so please give us a few days to respond to any messages.)
Telling students about the MLC
This prezi talks about the MLC from the perspective of a staff member who wants to know about what we can do for students.
If you would like to give your students an information flier about the MLC in a welcome pack, or to make it available at your school office or other location:
- please contact us and we will organise delivery.
- Alternatively, you can print your own in one third A4 (MLC flier DL size ).
If you feel it would benefit your students for us to visit your lectures in person, please just contact us and we will be happy to organise a time.
Finally, we often find it is helpful for your sessional staff to know about what we can do for students, so if you would like us to visit a meeting with these staff, again just contact us to ask. We can also provide business cards for such staff to give to students to refer them to the MLC.
MLC resources for your course
The MLC has a lot of resources available - resources to help with assumed knowledge, recordings of seminars, video worked examples, etc. We have organised these resources by university course at the Resources for Courses page. If your course does not appear, or you would like us to add or change anything in your course's page, please just let us know and we will see what we can do.
Guest workshops and seminars
If you feel that it would benefit your students, we are happy to organise special guest lectures or workshops for various topics. In the past we have run workshops for students on particular mathematical assumed knowledge, exam revision workshops, study skills seminars and games sessions. We can modify any of our existing workshops and seminars, or create new ones.
Discussion and training for teaching
The MLC lecturers are experts in helping people learn, and we love to discuss teaching practice with staff. If you want to discuss some aspect of teaching mathematics, please drop us a line and we'll be happy to chat. We are also willing to run workshops for your tutoring staff, which tutors tell us are very useful.
A presentation we gave to School of Mathematical Sciences tutors about running tutorials including groupwork is here: School of Maths tutor training
We use an acronym in the MLC to help guide our staff to help students effectively one-on-one. The acronym is "SQWIGLES". You can read about it at this blog post and watch a video of MLC coordinator David talking about it.
Finally, you can join the conversation by reading and commenting on David Butler's blog Making your own sense.