Events, Workshops and Programs

The MESH team run a number of events, workshops and programs. Each semester, there will be a number of workshops tailored to units and Library roving amongst other programs. Access information about what is currently available below:

MESH Team Roving Western Sydney University Libraries

Library roving has concluded for the Autumn 2017 semester.  Library roving times for the Spring 2017 semester will be posted soon. 

Improve Your Maths Site - vUWS

Student in Library

Access the Improve Your Maths Site at any time via vUWS. Many students have areas of maths and statistics in need of development. This site can assist you to identify these areas and then develop your understanding. It is particularly helpful for gaining the assumed knowledge of first year maths and statistics subjects (algebra, number plane, functions, pythagoras, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, probability, numeracy, calculators, and more).

Access the Improve Your Maths vUWS Site (student log-in required).

I Don't Get It 

Do you ever get halfway through a maths related problem in the middle of the night and have a mental block about the next step? Wish you could ask someone about it before you forget where you up to?

Introducing "I Don't Get It", a maths help forum located in the Improve Your Maths vUWS site. Post your maths related problem (along with some details of where you've gotten with it) to a new thread in the forum and a MESH team member will get back to you within one working day with some help.

Maths Start Bridging Program

Maths Start prepares students for mathematics and statistics at university with free workshops running between July 10 and July 12 2017. The workshops will help you to revise the Algebra, Trigonometry and Statistics which you may need before starting your studies in Spring session.

New students and also current students with a weak mathematical background who will be studying mathematical or statistical units in Spring 2017 should attend Maths Start. Maths Start is your first step to success – don't miss this only opportunity in 2017 to do Maths Start.

Maths Start is a program of three day workshops covering:

Bridging Program Dates: Time: Room and Campus: Register:

Algebra Basics: The basics of algebra for those who haven't studied algebra for some time or need to review the basics. Particularly useful for students taking Quantitative Thinking and other introductory maths units

July 10 - 12 9.00am - 3.00pm each day EA.1.31
Parramatta South campus

Algebra + Trigonometry: Covers the algebra of functions and basic trigonometry. This workshop assumes some knowledge of basic algebra. It is recommended for students taking Analysis of Change, Maths for Engineers Preliminary and other introductory calculus based units 

July 10 - 12

9.00am - 3.00pm each day

Parramatta South campus


Algebra + Statistics: Basic algebra needed for the study of statistics, the concepts of statistical thinking plus a brief introduction to the use of computers for statistical calculation. Useful for students taking Statistics for Business, Biometry and other first level statistics units.

July 10 - 12 9.00am - 3.00pm each day EA.1.22
Parramatta South campus

Registration is essential - Register online for the Maths Start Bridging Programs

Numeracy for Nursing and Midwifery Workshops

These workshops are to help Nursing and Midwifery students to prepare for their Medication Calculation exams. Students need to attend all three days of the workshop.

Workshop Dates: Time: Room and Campus: Register:
Numeracy Workshop Tuesday 27 June
Wednesday 28 June and
Thursday 29 June
each day
Numeracy Workshop Monday 3 July
Tuesday 4 July and
Wednesday 5 July
each day
Numeracy Workshop Wednesday 5 July
Thursday 6 July and
Friday 7 July
each day

Registration is essential - Register online for the Numeracy for Nursing and Midwifery workshops.

Numeracy for Education Workshops

The Numeracy for Education workshops have concluded for this semester. Visit this page early next semester for information about the next series of workshops. Additional numeracy resources are available through the Improve Your Maths, Maths Start and School of Education Numeracy Support vUWS sites. Note that a student log-in is needed for all of these sites. If they don't appear in your list of vUWS sites, please contact MESH for access.

Unit Specific In Session Workshops

These workshops target specific first (and some second) level units that involve quantitative content - examples of the extensive number of units targeted are Statistics for Business, Quantitative Thinking, Biomechanics and Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary. Information about these workshops will be added here once semester commences.

If you have any questions about the Workshops, Events and Programs listed above, email