Deputy Principal (Learning and Teaching) Weekly Update - The Maths Gym


This week’s article has been written with Dr Emma Coutts, Director of the Maths Gym, and Professor Jennie Hansen, both of the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences.

This week’s topic – The Maths Gym.

What is the Maths Gym?

The Maths Gym is a cross-campus initiative which aims to support students across all our campuses to strengthen their mathematical and statistical skills and to boost their mathematical confidence.

What does the Maths Gym offer?

The Maths Gym offers support to students from all degree courses that have maths or statistics related questions. Whether they need to brush up on basic skills, get to grips with a new topic or you just want to talk maths then the Maths Gym can help them achieve their goals.

What types of support are offered?

Students can consult with the Maths Gym through (virtual) Drop-in Sessions, Small Group Appointments and Workshops. Drop-in sessions and workshops will start in week 2 (w/c 21/09/2020).

Can students access the Maths Gym via Vision?

Yes. There is a Maths Gym Vision page, which is primarily a participation space. The Collaborate Ultra facility within the course page is used for virtual Workshops and Drop-in sessions. To access the Maths Gym Vision page students must self-enroll on the Maths Gym ‘course’ page, titled: V11MA Maths Gym. It can be accessed here – just click on the ‘Enroll’ button.

Is the Maths Gym Available to students studying at all our campus locations?

Yes. The Maths Gym is a global cross-campus initiative.

See the campus information below for current times and how to attend online:

Borders and Orkney

Where can I find out more about the Maths Gym?

Further information about the Maths Gym can be accessed through its web pages.

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