Maths support at the Learning Development Service takes the form of drop-in contact, one-to-one appointments and workshops. Analysis over three years from 2010/11 to 2012/13 shows that 45% of one-to-one appointments involved a mature student, defined at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) as one who has had a break in full-time study (normally a minimum of two years). This is a very high proportion given that 4% of students at QUB are mature. Considering engineering undergraduates only, the fraction of one-to-one appointments involving mature students was also 45%. This study can report a wide variation in terms of progression of mature students in engineering and aims to consider how more traditional undergraduate learners could be persuaded to adopt the attitudes of mature students in partaking of maths support.
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2014|
|Event||8th Annual Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres - Dublin, Ireland|
Duration: 31 Jan 2014 → 31 Jan 2014
|Conference||8th Annual Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres|
|Period||31/01/2014 → 31/01/2014|
- learning support
- mature student