MASH 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
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.
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
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:
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:
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:
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.
Introduction to R
This workshop will introduce you to the package R
Parametric tests in R
This workshop will introduce you to some basic statistical tests in R
Non-parametric tests in R
This workshop will show you how to undertake non-parametric tests in R
Regression in R
This workshop will show you how to undertake a regression analysis in R
Further analysis in R
This workshop will show how to undertake further analysis in R
Reliability analysis and cluster analysis in R
This workshop will show you how to undertake reliability analysis and cluster analysis in R
Display data and results using tables and graphs
This workshop will deal with good practice in display data and results using table and charts
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.
Maths anxiety workshop for students
The 'Overcoming maths anxiety and succeeding with maths and statistics' 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.
Maths anxiety training workshop for staff
This workshop is aimed at all staff in academic departments whose role includes teaching and/or supporting students. Its aim is to equip you to deal with students who are anxious about using mathematics. 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.
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.
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