You told us:
Feedback through the Staff Student Liaison Committee reported that some second year Psychology undergraduates were struggling with their statistics module and wanted more opportunities to ask questions.
What we did:
The School of Psychology worked with colleagues in Maths and the Centre for Lifelong Learning to develop a statistics support scheme for students. The School now offers a three-hour weekly drop-in session, staffed by specially trained graduate teaching assistants, which offers face-to-face statistics support for students.
The sessions have received positive feedback and now attract students from all years of the undergraduate programme. The team involved in the development of the scheme was recently invited to present at a conference focused on research into the delivery of HE Mathematic and Statistical teaching.
Students who took advantage of the support scheme consistently applauded its availability and expressed strong desires that it be continued in future years. More significantly, two students stated that it had actually made them think again about withdrawing from their programme altogether – James Cruickshank, School of Psychology
Have your say:
Have you used the drop-in sessions? Are there any other sessions you would like to be made available?