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! 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.
The MESH team will be roving our libraries during the Summer 2017/18 Session commencing November 27. These times will continue until the end of Summer B lectures (note that there will be no roving during the Christmas closedown period).

Library Location Roving Times
Bankstown Campus Library No roving on this campus                        
Campbelltown Campus Library No roving on this campus
Hawkesbury Campus Library No roving on this campus
Penrith Campus Library Monday 11 am - 3 pm
Parramatta Campus Library No roving on this campus
Parramatta City Campus Library Tuesday 12 pm - 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.

Maths Start Bridging Program

Maths Start prepares students for mathematics and statistics at university with free workshops running between 7 February and 1 March 2018. The workshops teach you the algebra, statistics, trigonometry or calculus which you may need 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 or Spring 2018 should attend Maths Start. Maths Start is your first step to success – don't miss this opportunity in 2018 to do Maths Start.

If you are not sure which workshop to do, take two minutes now to determine which Maths Start Workshops are best for you!

Maths Start is a program of two and three day workshops covering:

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


Algebra 1: The basics of algebra for those who haven't studied algebra for some time or need to review the basics

7 - 9 February 2018 9.00am - 3.00pm each day TBA
Parramatta South campus
Register

Statistics: The concepts of statistical thinking plus a brief introduction to the use of computers for statistical calculation

19 -23 February 2018

5.00pm - 8.00pm each day

TBA
Parramatta City campus

Register

Algebra 2: More advanced topics in algebra including equations, graphs, functions and concepts of exponentials and logarithms

13 - 15 February 2018 9.00am - 3.00pm each day TBA
Parramatta South campus
Register

Trigonometry: A refresher on high school trigonometry, introduction to radian measure and a brief introduction to applications of trigonometry

26 - 27 February 2018 9.00am - 3.00pm each day TBA
Parramatta South campus
Register

Calculus: A brief introduction to differential and integral calculus for those who have not met the concepts in their high school courses or need to review the basics

28 Feb - 1 Mar 2018

9 .00am - 3.00pm each day

TBA
Parramatta South campus
Register


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

Mathematics for Engineers 1 Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1. The workshops will help to prepare for in class assessments and final exams.

Workshop Dates: Time: Room and Campus: Register:
Final Exam Preparation Thursday,
Feb 8
10.00am-1.00pm O.1.05
Kingswood
Register

Registration is essential - Register online for Mathematics for Engineers 1 Workshops.

Mathematics for Engineers 2 Workshops

These workshops are intended for students enrolled in 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2. The workshops will help to prepare for in class assessments and final exams.

Workshop Dates: Time: Room and Campus: Register:
Final Exam Preparation Thursday,
Feb 8
10.00am-1.00pm O.1.05 
Kingswood

Register

Registration is essential - Register online for Mathematics for Engineers 2 Workshops.

Numeracy for Education Workshops

MESH will be holding a one day workshop on Friday January 19 from 9.30am until 3pm at Parramatta City campus in room: 01.3.29  (Level 3 room 29) to assist Education students with their preparation for the National Numeracy Test. Please register here. You will receive a confirmation email with more details once you have registered.

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 mesh@westernsydney.edu.au