Thursday, 17 March 2016

FW: CETL-MSOR 2016: A Brave New World


CETL-MSOR Conference 2016

"A Brave New World"

Tuesday 6th to Wednesday 7th September 2016 at Loughborough University


The aim of this conference is to promote, explore and disseminate emerging good practice and research findings in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research (MSOR) teaching, learning, assessment and support.  The conference will appeal to all those teaching Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research or Numeracy, whether this is to specialist mathematics students or students studying components of mathematics within their degree programmes (such as bioscience, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, nursing, physics, psychology, social work, etc.).


This year's conference is entitled "A Brave New World" reflecting the changing financial landscape, including the completion of the current HEFCE-funded sigma project, as well as the Government's new focus on teaching excellence.  The conference will explore ways in which learning and teaching in MSOR is developing to meet the challenges it faces.


The principal themes of the conference will be:


·         Demonstrating and evidencing teaching excellence in the mathematical sciences.

·         Responding to the challenges of assessment and feedback.

·         Teaching mathematics and statistics within the disciplines.

·         The onward transition: Preparing students for the workplace or further study.

·         Current developments in mathematics and statistics support.

·         Supporting the specialist mathematician and more-able student.

·         Engaging students with their learning of mathematics and statistics.


Interesting contributions from other areas of learning and teaching of MSOR will also be welcomed.


Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce our confirmed keynote speakers:


Professor Chris Linton, President of the IMA


Professor Mark Chaplin, Gregory Chair of Applied Mathematics, University of St Andrews


As with previous years, we also intend to have a student-led keynote session.


Call for Abstracts

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words which explore the themes of the conference. Interesting reports on issues relating to the wider teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics that do not fit directly with the themes will also be considered.  Abstract submission will be via an electronic form, which can be accessed via this link:

Please ensure all details are provided accurately and in the appropriate format as this will be used to create the conference programme and abstract listings. All abstracts will be acknowledged. If you have any queries or experience any difficulties submitting your abstract please contact Moira Petrie at


Key dates:

Call for abstracts opens:              Thursday 17th March 2016

Deadline for submission:              Friday 3rd June 2016

Notification of acceptance:            Thursday 7th July 2016


Delegate Registration


Delegate registration opens on Monday 11th April 2016.  Details of fees can be found at





Moira Petrie

Project Manager

sigma Mathematics Support Network

Tel: 01509 228256


Working pattern: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays


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