National HE STEM maths strand
The National HE STEM Programme is a 3-year, £21million, initiative funded by the Higher Education Funding Councils for England and Wales (HEFCE and HEFCW) that commenced on the 1 August 2009.
Building on the experience of the More Maths Grads project (MMG) a group of societies and others in the mathematical sciences have collaborated to oversee and direct the mathematical sciences input to the National HE STEM Programme. The bodies comprise: the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), the Heads of Departments of Mathematical Sciences (HoDoMS), sigma and the HEA MSOR Network.
The mathematical sciences programme will address the following main themes:
(a) Integration and diversity - drawing on and extending the work of MMG and others to widen and enlarge entry to mathematical sciences undergraduate courses, and embed approaches into universities.
(b) Employer engagement - looking at employer needs in basic and high-level mathematics and statistics and in the application of scientific and mathematical knowledge in order to meet the Government's wish to improve work-force skills, and exploring implications for the HE curriculum.
(c) HE curriculum innovation - exploring current learning, teaching and assessment practices within mathematical sciences departments, and disseminating good practice.
(d) Mathematical sciences support - establishing and extending a network for mathematical sciences support in universities, building on sigma's regional hub model, working together to share resources and experience.
HE STEM Programme Maths Conferences
National HE STEM Programme Conference
4-6 September 2012, University of Birmingham
Maths Outreach Report
As part of the HEFCE funded HE STEM programme, the IMA carried out a survey of outreach activities which take place in HE maths departments in England and Wales.
This survey was carried out with the view that it will help build links and enable the sharing of good practice between institutions.
You can download a copy of the results below.
National HE STEM Programme Mathematical Sciences Strand Overview Report 2009 - 2012
This brochure has been created to give a broad overview of the work of the mathematics strand in the National HE STEM Programme. You can download a copy of the brochure below.
A more indepth and detailed report and brochure showcasing the work of the six Spoke Universities and four professional bodies working with the National HE STEM Programme will be made available on the HE STEM website in January 2013.