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1 National HE STEM Programme Mathematical Sciences Strand David Youdan On behalf of a consortium of Mathematical bodies

2 Allocation of Resources to the STEM Programme Hub: £3million Hub: £3million Funding for supporting activity within the HE sector: £6million Funding for supporting activity within the HE sector: £6million  Replication of Spokes: £1,500,000  Innovation Fund: £1,500,000  Collaborative Fund: £400,000  Workforce Development Activities: £2,500,000 Spokes: £6million (£1million per Spoke) Spokes: £6million (£1million per Spoke) Professional Bodies: £6million Professional Bodies: £6million  Royal Society of Chemistry: £1,505,500  Royal Academy of Engineering: £1,510,000  Institute of Mathematics and its Applications: £1,515,000  Institute of Physics: £1,605,000

3 Overview More Maths Grads – the sequel! More Maths Grads – the sequel! Total resources allocated: £1,515,000 Total resources allocated: £1,515,000 Advised by a consortium of mathematical sciences bodies Advised by a consortium of mathematical sciences bodies Employing three staff members (IMA 2, MSOR Network 1) Employing three staff members (IMA 2, MSOR Network 1) Deliver three macro level projects, with a three themed approach Deliver three macro level projects, with a three themed approach Funding opportunities available to the HE sector on a competitive basis Funding opportunities available to the HE sector on a competitive basis Supporting bids to the Hub’s recent call to the Collaboration Fund Supporting bids to the Hub’s recent call to the Collaboration Fund

4 Consortium of Mathematical Sciences Bodies H O D O MS

5 Staff Hazel Kendrick Diversity and Integration Project Officer Makhan Singh Project Manager/Employer Engagement Birmingham

6 Working with Mathematical Science Departments Engage with Departments that request assistance Engage with Departments that request assistance Support successful bids, e.g. first Collaborative Call Support successful bids, e.g. first Collaborative Call

7 Successful Collaboration Call Bids 20 applications received 20 applications received Eight are mathematical sciences orientated Eight are mathematical sciences orientated Please refer to your additional handout for details of the successful mathematical sciences related bids Please refer to your additional handout for details of the successful mathematical sciences related bids

8 Non-Funded Stage 1 Collaboration Bid Opening the Box Opening the Box Louise Walker School of Mathematics University of Manchester To be advanced in cooperation with Manchester Metropolitan University To be advanced in cooperation with Manchester Metropolitan University

9 Themes Innovation in HE Curriculum Innovation in HE Curriculum Mathematics Support Mathematics Support More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing Ambassadors Ambassadors STEM Careers STEM Careers Upskilling the Workforce Upskilling the Workforce

10 Overview Sub contracted to MSOR Network Sub contracted to MSOR Network Oversee the work on Innovation in HE Curriculum Oversee the work on Innovation in HE Curriculum HE Curriculum Advisor based at the MSOR Network, directed by Duncan Lawson and managed by Liz Willis HE Curriculum Advisor based at the MSOR Network, directed by Duncan Lawson and managed by Liz Willis Curriculum Innovation Projects Fund Curriculum Innovation Projects Fund Innovation in HE Curriculum

11 Curriculum Innovation Projects Fund Total resources allocated to the fund: £295,000 Total resources allocated to the fund: £295,000 Develop innovative approaches, relevant to one or more of the following themes: Develop innovative approaches, relevant to one or more of the following themes:  Flexible curricula and provision for part-time learners  Curriculum barriers to widening participation  Employability skills  Active learning  Work-based learning  Employer developed content and employer involvement  Continuing professional development  Assessment  The mathematical sciences in other STEM disciplines HE Curriculum Advisor to implement and disseminate projects HE Curriculum Advisor to implement and disseminate projects Innovation in HE Curriculum

12 Call for project proposals for mathematical sciences HE curriculum innovation First call opened: 12 April 2010 First call opened: 12 April 2010 Competitive bidding process for a fixed £50,000 total for this call Competitive bidding process for a fixed £50,000 total for this call Maximum awarded to successful bids: £5,000 Maximum awarded to successful bids: £5,000 Funding available to HEFCE and HEFCW funded HEIs to support the transfer and wider adoption of the best practice learnt through the previous work of the More Maths Grads project and the MSOR Network into the wider mathematical HE sector and other STEM subjects Funding available to HEFCE and HEFCW funded HEIs to support the transfer and wider adoption of the best practice learnt through the previous work of the More Maths Grads project and the MSOR Network into the wider mathematical HE sector and other STEM subjects First call closes: 16 May 2010 First call closes: 16 May 2010 Further details and application template available from the MSOR Network website Further details and application template available from the MSOR Network website Innovation in HE Curriculum

13 Themes Innovation in HE Curriculum Innovation in HE Curriculum Mathematics Support Mathematics Support More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing Ambassadors Ambassadors STEM Careers STEM Careers Upskilling the Workforce Upskilling the Workforce

14 Overview Allocated resources: £295,000 Allocated resources: £295,000 Sub contracted to sigma Sub contracted to sigma Mathematics Support Network Mathematics Support Network  Regional Hubs  Mathematics Support Centres Competitive bidding process – Mathematics Support Provision Competitive bidding process – Mathematics Support Provision Mathematics Annual Support Conference Mathematics Annual Support Conference Seek funding from external sources Seek funding from external sources Develop and pilot mathematics support for learners in the work-force Develop and pilot mathematics support for learners in the work-force Mathematics Support

15 Regional Hubs Covering the following regions; North-East (Leeds) North-East (Leeds) North-West & North Wales North-West & North Wales Midlands (Loughborough & Coventry) Midlands (Loughborough & Coventry) South-West & South Wales (Bath) South-West & South Wales (Bath) East Anglia East Anglia South-East South-East Mathematics Support

16 Regional Hubs Support mathematics support for STEM in their region Support mathematics support for STEM in their region Identify local constituency Identify local constituency Promote and host at least two local events per year Promote and host at least two local events per year Gather, analyse and report evaluation data Gather, analyse and report evaluation data Provide updates for the Network website Provide updates for the Network website Report in the e-newsletter Report in the e-newsletter Contribute to the annual conference Contribute to the annual conference Mathematics Support

17 Competitive Bidding Process – Mathematics Support Provision Mathematics and/or statistics support provision in a HEI in England and Wales Mathematics and/or statistics support provision in a HEI in England and Wales Funds must directly benefit students (not available to cover the costs of research projects) Funds must directly benefit students (not available to cover the costs of research projects) Funding available to four HEIs in England and Wales for two years (£10,000 for 2010/2011 and £5,000 for 2011/2012) Funding available to four HEIs in England and Wales for two years (£10,000 for 2010/2011 and £5,000 for 2011/2012) Funds must be matched by the host institution Funds must be matched by the host institution Mathematics Support

18 Competitive Bidding Process – Mathematics Support Provision Call for first stage proposals Friday 05 March 2010 Call for first stage proposals Friday 05 March 2010 Submission form template and guidance notes available at Submission form template and guidance notes available at Completed forms should be sent electronically to Moira Petrie by 5pm on Friday 16 April 2010 Completed forms should be sent electronically to Moira Petrie by 5pm on Friday 16 April Successful proposals announced Friday 28 May 2010 Successful proposals announced Friday 28 May 2010 Mathematics Support

19 Mathematics Annual Support Conference In conjunction with the MSOR Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy In conjunction with the MSOR Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy Scheduled for the autumn – details available at a later date Scheduled for the autumn – details available at a later date Mathematics Support

20 Themes Innovation in HE Curriculum Innovation in HE Curriculum Mathematics Support Mathematics Support More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing Ambassadors Ambassadors STEM Careers STEM Careers Upskilling the Workforce Upskilling the Workforce

21 Overview Led by Hazel Kendrick with Makhan Singh Led by Hazel Kendrick with Makhan Singh Maths in a Box Maths in a Box Train the Trainer Train the Trainer More Maths Grads Good Practice Guide

22 Maths in a Box Sent to every secondary school in England and Wales Sent to every secondary school in England and Wales Maths in a Box - HEI edition Maths in a Box - HEI edition  Good Ideas Guide Booklet (only for mathematics departments)  Good Practice Guide  Age is Just a Number (A4 poster/postcards)  HoDoMS DVD Resource, suitable from key stage 3 to key stage 5 Resource, suitable from key stage 3 to key stage 5 Encourage the uptake and further study of maths Encourage the uptake and further study of maths Tutorial available on You Tube, Tutorial available on You Tube, Showcase and share good practice of Maths in a Box with the Spokes Showcase and share good practice of Maths in a Box with the Spokes Engage employers (national and regional) with good practice sharing Engage employers (national and regional) with good practice sharing More Maths Grads Good Practice Guide

23 Train the Trainer Potential utilization of Maths in a Box Potential utilization of Maths in a Box Training for Spokes, sub-Spokes and regional HEIs Training for Spokes, sub-Spokes and regional HEIs Creating sustainability Creating sustainability More Maths Grads Good Practice Guide

24 Themes Innovation in HE Curriculum Innovation in HE Curriculum Mathematics Support Mathematics Support More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing Ambassadors Ambassadors STEM Careers STEM Careers Upskilling the Workforce Upskilling the Workforce

25 Overview Allocated resources: £95,000 Allocated resources: £95,000 Continuing on from More Maths Grads Continuing on from More Maths Grads Review current and good practice Review current and good practice Identify models that can be supported Identify models that can be supported Ambassadors

26 Themes Innovation in HE Curriculum Innovation in HE Curriculum Mathematics Support Mathematics Support More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing Ambassadors Ambassadors STEM Careers STEM Careers Upskilling the Workforce Upskilling the Workforce

27 Overview Allocated resources: £85,000 Allocated resources: £85,000 Developing Maths at Work days to STEM at Work days Developing Maths at Work days to STEM at Work days Maths in STEM products – multimedia and brochures Maths in STEM products – multimedia and brochures MathsCareers, MathsCareers, Building activities for careers fairs (additional £21k) Building activities for careers fairs (additional £21k) Work with all subject STEM partners Work with all subject STEM partners Disseminate model to Spokes and sub-Spokes Disseminate model to Spokes and sub-Spokes STEM Careers

28 Themes Innovation in HE Curriculum Innovation in HE Curriculum Mathematics Support Mathematics Support More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing More Maths Grads Good Practice Sharing Ambassadors Ambassadors STEM Careers STEM Careers Upskilling the Workforce Upskilling the Workforce

29 Overview Lead by Makhan Singh Lead by Makhan Singh Understand what employers want from maths undergraduates Understand what employers want from maths undergraduates Understand why only 25% of maths graduates enter STEM careers Understand why only 25% of maths graduates enter STEM careers Continue to improve key skills of STEM graduates Continue to improve key skills of STEM graduates Produce STEM careers booklet; promote STEM careers to maths graduates Produce STEM careers booklet; promote STEM careers to maths graduates Incorporate models of upskilling from level 3 to level 4, for employers/workforce (e.g. OU modules; Maths in Engineering module) Incorporate models of upskilling from level 3 to level 4, for employers/workforce (e.g. OU modules; Maths in Engineering module) Develop relationships with employers across a wide cross section (e.g. Rolls Royce; Royal Bank of Scotland, British Energy, ABPI, Thales etc) Develop relationships with employers across a wide cross section (e.g. Rolls Royce; Royal Bank of Scotland, British Energy, ABPI, Thales etc) Upskilling the Workforce

30 Developing mathematical and statistical skills in the engineering workplace Kevin Golden, UWE A rebalancing of the priorities of HE institutions to make available relevant, flexible and responsive provision that meets the high skills needs of employers and their staff Prosperity for all in the global economy – world class skills, Leitch (2006) Upskilling the Workforce

31 Developing mathematical and statistical skills in the engineering workplace Kevin Golden, UWE …all HE institutions need to grow their capacity to engage on a large scale with employers, in ways adapted to their different profiles and missions. Those activities should share equal status with research and academic activities. ‘Business facing’ should be a description with which any higher education institution feels comfortable. World Class Skills: Implementing the Leitch review of skills in England, DIUS (2007) Upskilling the Workforce

32 Developing mathematical and statistical skills in the engineering workplace Kevin Golden, UWE More universities and colleges [will offer] opportunities for workforce development, through [a range of measures including] work-based learning, e-learning, short courses and flexible delivery at the workplace. HEFCE strategy for employer engagement Upskilling the Workforce

33 Planned Activity Pan STEM plan by hub and learned societies Pan STEM plan by hub and learned societies Regional activity with RDAs and local employers Regional activity with RDAs and local employers Upskilling the Workforce

34 Call for input - HoDoMS Details of HEI – employer activity in this area Details of HEI – employer activity in this area Good ideas, e.g. remote learning materials Good ideas, e.g. remote learning materials Upskilling the Workforce

35 HoDs & COPS Call Professor Nigel Steele

36 Overview Present mathematical sciences to the public as being at the core of all STEM subjects, not just a stand alone subject Present mathematical sciences to the public as being at the core of all STEM subjects, not just a stand alone subject £24,000 allocated to fund a small number of ‘scoping studies’ £24,000 allocated to fund a small number of ‘scoping studies’ Final report detailing how chosen strategy can be implemented by the Spokes, in collaboration with regional partners Final report detailing how chosen strategy can be implemented by the Spokes, in collaboration with regional partners HoDs & COPS Call

37 Call details Grants: maximum of £8,000 Grants: maximum of £8,000 Submission form template: Submission form template: (follow the HE STEM Maths link in the menu on the LHS) Application deadline: 5pm on Friday 11 June 2010 Application deadline: 5pm on Friday 11 June 2010 Applications submitted to: Applications submitted to: Successful applicants notified by: 25 June 2010 Successful applicants notified by: 25 June 2010 Work completion date: Friday 10 December 2010 Work completion date: Friday 10 December 2010 HoDs & COPS Call

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39 Re-profiling Disseminate Disseminate What makes a mathematics degree work for mature and part-time students? Charles Lee, Antony Marsh and Michael Parker University of Bolton Developing mathematical and statistical skills in the engineering workplace Kevin Golden University of the West of England Templates for careers fairs Templates for careers fairs

40 Re-profiling Development of good practice that meets these strategic objectives Development of good practice that meets these strategic objectives Please discuss Please discuss

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