School of Mathematical Sciences

School wins Lord Dearing Award for Excellence in the Learning Environment


The School of Mathematical Sciences has won the University's 2017 Lord Dearing Award for Excellence in the Learning Environment.

The judging panel acknowledged the consistent quality of student support provided by both academics and students through the highly successful PASS (Peer-Assisted Study Support) scheme. The panel noted the comprehensive tutorial arrangements in place and their role in creating a strong sense of shared endeavour within the School.

The Peer-Assisted Study Support (PASS) scheme is there to support new students in their transition to university. It connects new arrivals to current students through regular timetabled meetings, providing a mentoring role in developing crucial mathematical skills alongside advice on student life and settling in at university.

Head of School Ian Dryden said: "Our excellent learning environment has been built up over a long period of time, and it is great news to have our work recognised in this way.

"I would especially like to thank Steve Cox as PASS Director, Stephen Hibberd as Director of Teaching and Learning and Tom Wicks as Student Experience Officer for their leading roles in helping to obtain this award."

Posted on Monday 12th June 2017

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