Mathematics and Science Study Centre
Julia Memar: Hi I’m Julie Memar and I’m the Manager of the Mathematics Study Centre. What is the Mathematics Study Centre? Well, we help all UTS students in mathematics, statistics and quantitative subjects. It’s very simple – you just come to our drop in room and get help. We have a wonderful team of tutors and they’re just for you!
All teachers and tutors: Science study centre rocks!
The UTS Mathematics and Science Study Centre (MSSC) drop in room is operating this semester, starting from this week:
Download your copy of the Mathematics and Science Study Centre Spring 2020 Timetable (PDF, 275kB).
How the MSSC operates this semester
- The MSSC tutors are present on campus to provide drop-in consultations to all UTS students;
- The consultations are provided in two rooms – the MSSC drop-in room CB04.03.331 and CB04.03.321 (next door), please see the attached timetable
- Each tutor is assigned to selected science subjects to provide targeted consultations in these subjects, however this help is not restricted by these subjects only.
- Sergey Ajiev is our resident for “general maths/stats inquiries” tutor;
- In person consultations are held near white board with appropriate distance and other COVID measures;
- Online consultation – once a student has “dropped in” in Microsoft teams (MT) channel, the consultation could be done either in a chat mode, or via MT video call, which can include a shared white board, with a use of mobile phone as broadcast tool or a tutor may set a ZOOM call if preferred.
The MSSC has a team in Microsoft teams to allow online consultations. There are following selected subject channels plus a general maths channel for other subjects:
- Statistics (Intro to stats, Stats methods)
- Intro to LDS/LDS
- Intro to IMAM/Modelling
- Chemistry (Chem1/2)
- General maths/stats
How to get access to Microsoft teams:
Please see the advice from Facilities management operations:
We have put a touch free sanitiser at the entire to building 4 as requested. Cleaning/Sanitising:
- All classrooms and theatres are given a full clean each morning, & touch points including lecterns, chairs, tables & door push plates are wiped with sanitiser;
- All touch points in public spaces are given constant sanitising during the day. The number of times touch points are sanitised depends on level of traffic in area, but will be up to 4 times in busy areas. This includes all lift buttons, switches, railings, public spaces chairs and tables etc.;
- Bathrooms are given a full clean each morning and cleaners repeat the sanitising of touch surfaces i.e. taps, soap dispensers, benches and flush buttons up to 4 times per day;
- All classrooms will have a large sanitising wipes dispenser located in close proximity to room entrances for students and lecturers to wipe lecterns, desks and chairs if desired prior to each class;
- All computer labs will have a large dispenser fitted inside the lab for students and lecturers to wipe mice and keyboards, chairs and tables;
- All building entrances, foyers and student facing areas in public podium spaces, are supplied with touch-free sanitising dispensers;
- All staff and students are still expected to use washing of hands as the primary means of minimising risk, with sanitising wipes and gels as additional protection.
For Engineering students preparing for the Mathematics Readiness Survey (Diagnostic Test):
New Engineering students: sample questions for the Readiness Test in Mathematics (PDF, 22kB, 2 pages)
For Primary Education students preparing for the Basic Skills Test in Mathematics:
Primary Education students: Basic Skills Notes and sample skills tests (PDF, 406kB, 57 pages)
For postgraduate research students:
Get in touch
Staff members from the School of Mathematical Sciences run the Mathematics and Science Study Centre and they are: