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

Do you need a second chance in understanding the mathematics and/or statistics needed for your studies? Help is at hand from the Mathematics Education Support Hub (MESH) team!

The MESH team will be roving our libraries in January 2019 for the Summer session.

Library Roving might also be offered for the Summer A and B STUVAC week (4 - 8 Feb). Please check this site for further announcements.

No special preparation is required to use Library Roving. Just bring the (non-assessment) questions you are struggling with or lecture/tutorial notes that you didn’t understand. This is a drop-in service meaning that you don’t need to book an appointment, just make yourself known to the tutor at the library.

Library Location Roving Times
Parramatta City Campus Library Tuesday, Jan 8, 15, 22 & 29
12 pm - 3 pm
Kingswood Campus Library Thursday, Jan 10, 17, 24 & 31
11 am - 3 pm

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.

MESH Maths Start Refresher Workshops

Are you studying or planning to study Engineering, Science, Computing, IT, Business or Health Science? Do you require statistics or mathematics as part of your degree?

Maths Start prepares students for mathematics and statistics at university with free workshops running in February and early March 2019. The workshops will help you to revise essential Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics and Calculus before starting your studies in Autumn session.

New students and also current students with a weak mathematical background who will be studying mathematical or statistical units in Autumn 2019 should attend Maths Start. Maths Start is your first step to success .

Choose from several two and three day workshops. If you are unsure which workshops are appropriate for you, the Find a Maths Start Workshop page will help you to decide based on a few simple questions.

Maths Start WorkshopDates: Time: Room and Campus: Register:

Algebra 1: This workshop will help you to revise the basics of algebra which forms the basis for much of the mathematics that you will need at university. The material covered in this 3-day workshop is assumed knowledge for all of the other Maths Start workshops.

The program presents some fundamental ideas and techniques of mathematics which are used extensively in a range of disciplines such as business, computing and the sciences.

Monday, Feb 4
Tuesday, Feb 5
Wednesday, Feb 6
9.00am - 3.00pm each day EA.G.19
Parramatta South campus

Algebra 2: This workshop continues from where Algebra 1 ended and adds additional skills required for the study of trigonometry and calculus. The more advanced algebraic techniques presented in Algebra 2 are used extensively in a range of disciplines such as business, science and engineering.

Monday, Feb 11
Tuesday, Feb 12
Wednesday, Feb 13

9.00am - 3.00pm each day

Parramatta South campus


Trigonometry: The program presents some fundamental ideas and techniques of trigonometry which are used extensively in a range of disciplines such as mathematics and the sciences, particularly physics.

Thursday, Feb 14
Feb 15
9.00am - 3.00pm each day EA.G.19
Parramatta South campus
Statistics: Be prepared for first year statistics by reviewing the concepts of descriptive statistics and more.  The competence and confidence you gain through your participation in Maths Start Statistics will help you with any statistics unit you undertake in your degree program and also with writing assignments and reports which include statistical information. In the process you will build on your existing maths skills and develop your calculator and Excel spreadsheet skills in relation to statistics. Monday, Feb 25
Tuesday, Feb 26
Wednesday, Feb 27
9.00am - 3.00pm each day EA.G.18
Parramatta South campus
Calculus: This program uses your knowledge of algebra to manipulate expressions resulting from using the rules of calculus, and emphasises the relevance of calculus in solving ‘rates of change’ problems.  The concepts and techniques presented here underpin many of the content areas studied in such diverse fields as business, engineering and the sciences. Thursday, Feb 28
Mar 1 
9.00am - 3.00pm each day EA.G.18
Parramatta South campus

Registration is essential - Register online for the Maths Start Refresher Workshop

Numeracy for Education Workshops

MESH will be holding a half day workshop on Monday January 21 from 9.30am until 1pm at Parramatta City campus in room: 01.5.29  (Level 5 room 29). This workshop will help you prepare for the National Numeracy Test. It includes a test overview, test-taking strategies, an online practice test and an opportunity to practice doing test-style questions with experienced MESH tutors.

LANTITE Preparation Monday
21 Jan
9.30am-1pm 01.5.29
Parramatta City

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