Coventry is a national leader in the field of student support in mathematics and statistics, with over 30 years' experience. It is delivered by a small but committed team called sigma, which offers all Coventry University students a safety net and an additional level of help over and above their normal teaching.
Students can just drop-in to the Mathematics Support Centre (MSC) in the Library to receive face-to-face tutoring in a welcoming, friendly and supportive environment. The service is free and no booking is required. In addition, sigma’s Statistics Advisory Service offers hour-long appointments and workshops for in-depth help with statistics to final-year undergraduates and postgraduate students.
The MSC is typically open for six hours each weekday in term time and there is a weekend service too. Reference books covering most students’ mathematical needs are available to read in the Centre, and PCs are provided to access online resources or mathematical software. Students can also take away hand-outs to help them fill in any gaps in their mathematical knowledge.
Sigma, which was designated as a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, won the prestigious national Times Higher Education award for Outstanding Support for Students in 2011.