A proactive intervention to facilitate transition to HE for engineering students with non-typical mathematical backgrounds
To develop an enhanced engineering mathematics environment to enable students at Nottingham with non-typical entry qualifications in mathematics to develop confidence and to attain competence in mathematics in the context of their engineering degree studies.
i. Obtain feedback from students on current provision.
ii. Identify the needs of the most common non-typical groups, e.g., year(s) out, Diploma, Baccalaureate.
iii. Devise a revised curriculum map for common mathematics modules (both Autumn and Spring Semesters).
iv. Develop a programme of intervention by drawing from evidence-based practice and from the first-hand experience of project proposers.
Interim and final reports
Dissemination within the Faculty of Engineering, Nottingham
Dissemination with HE STEM partners
- To better enable students from less-traditional entry routes to cope with the rigours of a demanding engineering programme as offered at Nottingham.
- To engage with other HEIs in the development of more flexible and targeted strategies to support students in engaging with engineering mathematics.
- To network with core National HE STEM Programme Partners:
IMA – sigma Midland Hub ( student support)
Royal Academy of Engineering
HE STEM - Midlands and East Anglia Spoke