Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Building on the experience of the More Maths Grads project (MMG) a group of societies and others in the mathematical sciences have collaborated to oversee and direct the mathematical sciences input to the National HE STEM Programme. The bodies comprise: the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), the Heads of Departments of Mathematical Sciences (HoDoMS), sigma and the HEA MSOR Network. The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is the lead body for the Programme. The IMA is the UK's learned and professional society for mathematics and its applications, promoting mathematics research, education and careers, and the use of mathematics in business, industry and commerce.
The mathematical sciences strand within the HE STEM Programme will address the following main themes:
(a) Integration and diversity - drawing on and extending the work of More Maths Grads and others to widen and enlarge entry to mathematical sciences undergraduate courses, and embed approaches into universities.
(b) Employer engagement – working with employers to develop resources to help contextualize the learning of mathematics undergraduates as well as exploring implications for the HE curriculum.
(c) HE curriculum innovation - exploring current learning, teaching and assessment practices within mathematical sciences departments, and disseminating good practice.
(d) Mathematical sciences support - establishing and extending a network for mathematical sciences support in universities, building on sigma's regional hub model, working together to share resources and experience.