Workshops

workshop_smallMASH offer a number of workshops. These are available to all students studying at the University of Sheffield.  Click on the tabs below to view the full range currently on offer. 

MASH workshops are HEAR accredited and attendance can count towards the Academic Skills Certificate. Attend any four MASH or 301 Academic Skills workshops to gain the certificate. It provides you with an opportunity to gain recognition for attendance and demonstrate your commitment to enhancing the skills required for you to succeed.

If you have an idea for a workshop that is not covered by the list below or you are a member of staff who is interested in working with MASH to deliver one of the workshops listed for your students, please contact the MASH team


Mathematics workshops

These workshops are designed to reinforce key topics common to most first year engineering maths modules. The focus is on providing you with extra help and practice with important examples, rather than covering extensive theory, which should be covered in your course. Whilst they are geared towards engineering students they are open to all students across the university

You can also bring along your own related problems and exercises and get help with these.

Semester 2

Choosing the right integration method

Wed 21st Feb

2-3.30pm

Seminar room C5, 301 Glossop Road

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Finding areas using integration

Wed 28th Feb

2-3.30pm

Seminar room C5, 301 Glossop Road

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Calculations involving matrices

Wed 7th Mar

2-3.30pm

Seminar room C5, 301 Glossop Road

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Working with determinants

Wed 14th Mar

2-3.30pm

Seminar room C5, 301 Glossop Road

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Solving systems of equations using matrices

Wed 21st Mar

2-3.30pm

Seminar room C5, 301 Glossop Road

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Making sense of eigenvalues and eigenvectors

Wed 18th Apr

2-3.30pm

Seminar room C5, 301 Glossop Road

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Statistics workshops

MASH offers a range of introductory statistics and SPSS workshops which cover the basics of hypothesis testing, getting started with SPSS, using SPSS to analyse data and good practice in the presentation of data and results. Upcoming workshops are listed below

Introduction to hypothesis testing

This workshop focuses on the concepts and terminology needed to understand statistical hypothesis testing. The workshop will also cover chi-squared tests and t-tests

Mon 18th June 2 - 4pm IC Collaboratory 1, rm 1.26 Book here

Getting started with SPSS

This is a computer-led workshop for complete beginners to SPSS. The workshop follows a step-by-step guide to getting started in SPSS with exercises and covers the following topics:

  • Getting data into SPSS
  • Recoding and creating new variables
  • Producing basic summary statistics, tables and graphs
Tues 19th June 2 - 4.00pm IC computer room 4.02 Book here

This is a computer-led workshop for complete beginners to SPSS. The workshop follows a step-by-step guide to getting started in SPSS with exercises and covers the following topics:

ANOVA in SPSS

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is a statistical test for comparing the means of several independent groups. There are several types of ANOVA but it is important to get to grips with the basics before moving to more complex types of ANOVA. This practical workshop centres around undertaking ANOVA in SPSS and includes:

  • Which ANOVA to use in which circumstances
  • Carrying out one and two way ANOVA
  • Interpretation of the output
  • Checking assumptions
  • What to do when the assumptions are not met
Wed 20th June 2 - 4.00pm IC computer room 4.02 Book here

Correlation and regression in SPSS

Correlation and regression are two very popular analytical methods. In particular multiple regression is one of the most commonly used techniques for project analysis. This practical workshop focuses on using SPSS to carry out correlation and regression analyses and includes: 

  • When and why correlation or regression are used
  • Carrying out analysis
  • Interpretation of the output
  • Checking assumptions
Thur 21st June 2 - 4.00pm IC computer room 4.02 Book here

Choosing the right test using SPSS

This workshop covers the steps involved in choosing the right analysis and introduces the terminology associated with the process. A number of exercises will be included to aid understanding of the topics. The session includes a brief introduction to each test for those who have not studied them before and the appropriate graphs to use with each test.

Fri 22nd June 2 - 4.00pm IC computer room 4.02 Book here

Introduction to R

This workshop will introduce you to the package R

Monday 2nd July 2 - 4.00pm IC computer room 3.02 Book here

Parametric tests in R

This workshop will introduce you to some basic statistical tests in R

Tues 3ed July 2 - 4.00pm IC computer room 3.02 Book here

Non-parametric tests in R

This workshop will show you how to undertake non-parametric tests in R

Wed 4th July 2 - 4.00pm IC computer room 3.02 Book here

Regression in R

This workshop will show you how to undertake a regression analysis in R

Thur 5th July 2 - 4.00pm IC computer room 3.02 Book here

Display data and results using tables and graphs

This workshop will deal with good practice in display data and results using table and charts

Monday 2nd July 2 - 4pm Flexible Workspace, 301 Glossop Road Book here

 

Maths Anxiety

Are you anxious about the maths or stats needed for your course? Maths and statistics anxiety is very common and can stop you from being able to study either subject effectively. Find out what happens to the brain and how to overcome the anxiety and succeed with your course.

Overcoming maths anxiety

This workshop is available to all University of Sheffield students and covers the causes, effects and impact of maths anxiety as well as strategies for overcoming anxiety and doing well in maths or statistics.

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 12 - 1.30pm Flexible workshop space, 301 Glossop Road Book here
Thursday 28th February 2019 12 - 1.30pm Flexible workshop space, 301 Glossop Road Book here

Identifying and reducing maths anxiety: staff workshop

This workshop is for staff whose role includes teaching and/or supporting students. Its aim is to equip you to deal with students who are anxious about using mathematics or statistics. It will commence with a discussion of what anxiety is, drawing on past experiences. It will then consider the causes and effects of maths anxiety, and will provide strategies for overcoming maths anxiety and advice for signposting students with maths anxiety. It is bookable through the University's Learning Management System (LMS) in the Supporting the Supporters section.

tbc 12 - 1.30 Flexible workshop space, 301 Glossop Road Book here

Numerical reasoning

Will you be taking a numerical reasoning test as part of the recruitment process for a job post-university? These two complementary workshops are designed to help you prepare for these type of tests.

They will give you an overview of what to expect from numerical reasoning tests. They will highlight typical question types and features of these tests and give you a chance to look at test questions with others. There will also be opportunities to get help and advice and work through different practice tests.  

Preparing for numerical reasoning tests

Fri 19 October 2018

2-3 pm

Flexible workshop space, 301 Glossop Road

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Practise with numerical reasoning tests

Fri 26 October 2018

2-3 pm

Flexible workshop space, 301 Glossop Road

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If you have not studied mathematics for a while, you may find it helpful to try our online self-diagnostic test. You can have as many attempts as you want and try to improve your score


MASH is based at the 301 Student Skills and Development centre which also offers a wide range of academic skills workshops