Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences 2022

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Start Date
End Date
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications 
Meeting Type
Induction course 
Contact Name
Pamela Bye 


Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge 14 – 15 September 2022


Through a community initiative supported by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the Heads of Departments of Mathematics Sciences (HoDoMS) and endorsed by the Royal Statistical Society and the London Mathematical Society, we are delighted to announce that in September 2022 the two‐day Induction Course for lecturers new to teaching mathematics and statistics within Higher Education will once again take place. Whilst arrangements may still be subject to change due to the ongoing Covid‐19 situation and any future Government guidance, we are currently preparing for the Induction Course to be delivered as an in‐person only activity to maximise the opportunities for informal networking and discussion that have long formed a highly‐valued part of this meeting.

The Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences has been designed by the mathematics community so that it is ideally suited for anyone who is new to or has limited experience teaching mathematics or statistics within UK higher education. It will be delivered by individuals with significant experience of teaching in the mathematical sciences and will focus upon the specific details and issues that arise in mathematics and statistics teaching and learning within higher education including topics such as:

• Lecturing. • Supporting student learning. • Making teaching interactive. • Assessment, examinations and feedback. • Linking teaching & research. • Using technology to enhance teaching and learning. • Using examples and mathematical problem solving. • Teaching statistics and its applications.

Additionally, there will be significant opportunities for delegates to discuss their own ideas, challenges and experiences with the session facilitators so that individual queries can be answered.

In the past, attendance has been recognised as contributing towards some introductory institutional programmes in learning and teaching for new staff, and for the 2022 Induction Course accreditation will be provided through the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications relative to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education.

Timing The Induction Course takes place at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge and commences mid‐morning on the 14 September, and ends late‐afternoon on the 15 September. Accommodation will be offered at the University of Cambridge on the evening of the 14 September for any delegates who attend in person, although any in‐person attendance will be dependent upon the Covid‐19 situation at the time. As such, we reserve the right to make necessary changes to arrangements in response to Government legislation and guidance.

Session Facilitators Those leading the sessions at the Induction Course are all experienced teachers of mathematics within UK higher education. They include:

• Lara Alcock (Loughborough University) • Michael Grove (University of Birmingham) • Rachel Hilliam (Open University) • Kevin Houston (University of Leeds) • Joseph Kyle (University of Birmingham) • Steve Otto (The R&A) • Chris Sangwin (The University of Edinburgh) • Louise Walker (The University of Manchester) • John Mason (Open University) • Ulrike Tillmann (Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences)

Induction Course Costs Following generous financial support from the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the Heads of Departments of Mathematical Sciences, we are able to offer the Induction Course at the following subsidised rates:

Full residential delegate rate* (Both days including all lunches, refreshments, Course dinner and accommodation on 18 September) £299

Two‐day delegate rate (Both days including all lunches, refreshments, Course dinner but no accommodation) £240 Day delegate rate (including lunch and refreshments) £95 Induction Course dinner (as a separate purchase) £56 * Please note that accommodation is allocated on a first‐come‐first served basis.

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Contacts A full programme for the Induction Course will be released in July 2022, but for questions or queries about the academic content or structure of the Induction Course, please contact Michael Grove: mailto:[email protected] For general conference queries please contact: mailto:[email protected]


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