As well as supporting students with research, staff from the Maths and Statistics Support Service undertake their own educational research into topics such as maths and statistics anxiety and evaluating teaching activities.
Maths/Stats anxiety research
Many students are anxious about maths or statistics and receiving individual support can help reduce anxiety. The team are carrying out ongoing research to further help anxious students.A selection of prior papers are below. We also have staff and student resources for both on our anxiety page.
Johnston-Wilder & Marshall (2017) Overcoming affective barriers to mathematical learning in practice
Marshall, Staddon, Wilson, Mann (2017) Addressing maths anxiety within the curriculum
Marshall, Wilson, Mann (2017) Evaluating the effectiveness of maths anxiety awareness workshops
Marshall, Wilson, Mann (2016) Attitudes and Anxiousness about maths in undergraduates
Mann, Marshall, Wilson (2016) Maths Anxiety
Work based learning
In 2018/19, the BSc Mathematics degree introduced two work based learning projects into the 1st year and this paper discusses the benefits and challenges with working with industry partners on more open projects.
Cornock, Marshall & Hargreaves (2019) 'Work-related learning: benefits and challenges'
If you are interested in finding out about the work based learning from the BSc Mathematics course see our presentation slides and student videos.