Special issue of MSOR Connections published

In a previous post I reported that we were planning a special issue of MSOR Connections containing work under the Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation Project and other work supported by the National HE STEM Programme and I spoke about some of the contents of this.

This has now been published and is available via the MSOR Network website as MSOR Connections Vol. 11, No. 3.

This contains either a project plan, interim or final report from almost every project we’ve supported (I’ve updated the list of supported projects with links to those who provided an interim or final report in this issue of Connections). It also contains accounts of a few other piece of work I’ve done, including a piece about the Mathematics HE Curriculum Summit and work we have supported as a result (based on my presentation at the CETL-MSOR Conference), an account of a group discussion I led on graduate skills at the Young Researchers in Mathematics Conference (recording of talk), background research I did for a presentation I gave at the 1st Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning workshop on effectiveness of lecture recordings (recording of talk) and a workshop report from the Ideas Exchange weekend by Tony Mann.

I am also pleased that we were able to include articles and reports of other work taking place around the National HE STEM Programme and a series of ‘Project in brief’ mentions of further work. My project is the HE Curriculum Innovation part of the Mathematical Sciences Strand, which also includes work on student support, widening participation and employer engagement. Included in this issue are eight activities taking place as part of the other work in the Mathematical Sciences Strand. The Mathematical Sciences Strand fits in to the wider National HE STEM Programme, which includes subject strands for Engineering, Physics and Chemistry, as well as six regional partners in England and Wales and a central hub at Birmingham. In this issue we highlighted fourteen Programme activities in mathematical sciences that are not part of the Mathematical Sciences Strand. I hope this will give you a flavour of the wider pattern of activity into which my work fits.

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