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 maths and stats support amongst other programs. Access information about what is currently available below:


MESH Maths and Stats Help

The MESH team will be providing maths and stats help during the Autumn 2024 semester. Just bring the (non-assessment) questions you are struggling with or lecture/tutorial notes to the relevant Zoom room (see below) and a MESH tutor will be there to assist you. This is a drop-in service meaning that you don’t need to book an appointment, just make yourself known to the tutor in Zoom.

The service will be available from week 2 (week commencing March 11) until February 14until the end of Stuvac with the exception of the mid-semester break (week 8) and public holidays.

MESH tutors will be available on the indicated days. Times may change due unforeseen circumstances.

Day TimesLocation
Monday 10 am - 2 pm Zoom Room Link
Tuesday 10 am - 2 pm               Zoom Room Link
Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm Zoom Room Link
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm Zoom Room Link
Friday 10 am - 2 pm Zoom Room Link

Face-to-face help will be available at Campbelltown, Parramatta South, Parramatta City and Kingswood campuses for the weeks specified. As with online support, bring your (non-assessment) questions or other problems to receive help from a MESH tutor.

Available times:

Campus Day and timeLocation
Campbelltown (weeks 2 - 5) Mondays 11 am - 2 pm TBA
Kingswood (commencing week 3) Tuesdays 12 pm - 3 pm TBA
Parramatta City (Hassall St) (commencing week 3) Tuesdays 11 am - 2 pm TBA
Parramatta South (commencing week 3) Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm TBA

MESH Maths and Stats Clubs

Maths clubs are an opportunity for students in maths units to work collaboratively in a Zoom breakout room with support from as MESH tutor. Come along and work on unfinished tutorial problems or other revision material with members of your cohort. Times for Maths Clubs for Autumn session will be posted early in the Spring session.

I Don't Get It

Do you ever get halfway through a maths or stats 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", an online maths and stats help forum. Post your maths or stats related problem (along with some details of where you've gotten with it) as a new Post in the forum and a member of the MESH team or one of your fellow students can help with the next steps. If you feel shy about asking questions, you can post anonymously to other students. To sign up or sign in to I Don 't Get It go to this page.

MESH Maths Start Refresher

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? Most students find that they need to refresh their skills.

Maths Start prepares students for mathematics and statistics at university with free self-paced modules running in February 2024. The modules will help you to revise essential Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics and Calculus before starting your studies in Autumn session.

New and current students studying mathematical or statistical subjects in Autumn 2024 should complete Maths Start. Maths Start is your first step to success.

Choose from several five-day online modules.  An optional face-to-face orientation will be held on Monday February 5 at the Parramatta South campus.

The Find a Maths Start Module page will help you to decide which modules are appropriate for you based on a few simple questions.

Maths Start ModuleDates: Location: Register:


Algebra 1: This module 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 module is assumed knowledge for all of the other Maths Start modules.

The module 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 5
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Algebra 2: This module 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 12
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Trigonometry: The module 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.

Monday, Feb 19
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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 you undertake in your degree and 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. Wednesday, Feb 21
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Calculus: This module 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. Monday, Feb 26
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Registration is essential - Register online for the Maths Start Refresher Modules

Numeracy for Nursing and Midwifery Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in Professional Practice Experience subjects. The workshops will help you to prepare for in-session numeracy assessments.

Other online self study content is available in the Numeracy for Nursing and Midwifery 2023 vUWS site. If you don't have access to this site please contact the MESH team for help.

Numeracy for Education Workshops

LANTITE Preparation Workshops

These workshops are intended for Education students preparing to sit the LANTITE numeracy test. There will be one or two half-day MESH workshops prior to each LANTITE test window. Students are encouraged to begin their preparation early, and should attend a workshop as soon as possible. Workshop details will appear here closer to the date, and students will receive an email announcement. The next workshop is scheduled for April 2024.

Community of Practice LANTITE Practice Tests

LANTITE Practice Tests

The MESH team will be offering online practice tests which simulate the ACER LANTITE tests prior to each test window. Please check back closer to the next test for further information and to register for the practice tests.

Registrations for the CoP LANTITE practice tests for the Test 1 2024 window have now closed. Registrations will re-open a few weeks before the LANTITE test 2 window in 2024.

Maths Anxiety Support Workshops

Maths Anxiety is a feeling of tension and anxiety that interferes with your ability to do maths. It can range from a feeling of mild tension all the way to experiencing a strong fear of maths. It is very common.

The good news is that you can do something about it.

The Mathematics Education Support Hub (MESH) and the Western Sydney University Counselling Service will present occasional free workshops to help you control your maths anxiety. Details of forthcoming workshops will be posted here.

Discrete Mathematics Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH 1006 Discrete Mathematics. The workshops will help to prepare for in-session assessments and final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Mathematics 1A Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH 1014 Mathematics 1A. The workshops will help you to prepare for in-session assessments and final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Mathematics 1B Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH 1015 Mathematics 1B . The workshops will help you to prepare for in-session assessments and final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Mathematics for Engineers 1 Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1. The workshops will help to prepare for in-session assessments and the final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Mathematics for Engineers 2 Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2. The workshops will help to prepare for in-session assessments and final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary. The workshops will help to prepare for in class assessments and final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Fundamentals for Working Mathematically

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in TEAC 2029 Fundamentals for Working Mathematically. This workshop will help you to prepare for the final exam.Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Mathematical Patterns and Relationships

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in TEAC 1024 Mathematical Patterns and Relationships. The workshops will help you to prepare for the final exam. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Quantitative Thinking Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH 1026 Quantitative Thinking. The workshops will help to prepare for in class assessments and final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Analysis of Change Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH 1001 Analysis of Change. The workshops will help you to prepare for in-class assessments and the final exam. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Mathematics for Computing Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in Mathematics for Computing, MATH 1038. The workshops will help to prepare for in class assessments and final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Statistics for Business Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH 1030 Statistics for Business. The workshops are to assist you in preparing for your in class assessments and final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Management Analytics Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH 1012 Management Analytics . The workshops will help to prepare for in-session assessments and final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during the session.

Biometry Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH 1003 Biometry. The workshops will help you to prepare for in-session assessments and final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Statistical Decision Making Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in MATH 1028 Statistical Decision Making. The workshops are to assist you in preparing for your in class assessments and final exams. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Thinking About Data Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in COMP 1014 Thinking About Data. The workshops will help to understand the mathematical content of the unit. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

The Nature of Data Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in  MATH 7016 The Nature of Data. The workshops are to assist you in preparing for your in class assessments and final exams in the unit. Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

Biomechanics Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in HLTH 2003 Biomechanics. The workshops are to assist you in preparing for your in class assessments and final exams.Details of workshops will be posted here during semester.

If you have any questions about the Workshops, Events and Programs listed above, email mesh@westernsydney.edu.au