We are supporting two workshops in May at the University of Greenwich for which registration is now open.
- The University of Greenwich is trialling an approach to placements that sees students placed in local companies for short periods each week. We supported Tony Mann to evaluate this process and make the results available through a case study and workshop in the project Models of industrial placements. The workshop will be Placements for Mathematics undergraduates on Monday 14th May 2012.
This workshop will explore different ways in which mathematics undergraduates are gaining employment experience through work placements as part of the curriculum. These include traditional sandwich placement, various opportunities to undertake placements in schools, and other examples.
- Tony Mann, Greenwich, and Chris Good, Birmingham, are building a set of resources on working as a mathematician and the development of mathematics with guidance on how to use these in the curriculum in the project Being a professional mathematician. This project will run a workshop Being a professional mathematician on Tuesday 15th May 2012.
The HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit identified that mathematics departments wish the curriculum to include material on the culture of working as a mathematician. The National HE STEM Programme Mathematical Sciences Curriculum Innovation Fund has supported a project to prepare teaching materials and guidance on how these can be incorporated into the curriculum. This workshop will present some of the resulting materials and discuss ways in which they can be used.