The Maths Skills Centre offers advice and guidance on maths topics, statistical concepts and analysis, and preparing for numerical reasoning tests.

Industrial action

Industrial action relating to pay, conditions and pensions is taking place from 1-3 December across the University. 

If you attend a scheduled Academic Skills Community, Writing Centre or Maths Skills Centre session during this period and a tutor or advisor has not arrived after 15 minutes, the session may be affected by the industrial action. In this case, you can consult our online guides:

Maths advice

Book an appointment for personalised advice on mathematical concepts or numerical reasoning for employability.

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Statistics advice

Book an appointment for personalised advice on statistical concepts, quantitative analysis and statistical software (SPSS, R, STATA).

Book statistics appointment (online)

Book statistics appointment (on campus)

We can't give advice on other module content, individual assessed questions or online examinations.

Online resources

The Maths Skills Centre Practical Guide contains a range online resources, including preparation for maths in Economics and PPE modules, guidance for choosing statistical tests and resources for each of our workshops.

Visit the Maths Skills Centre Practical Guide

Workshops

We offer a range of interactive maths and statistics workshops to help develop your skills in key areas.

See each workshop for details and to book, or browse the workshop calendar.

Maths workshops

Access workshop materials any time on the Numerical reasoning resources page of the Maths Skills Centre Practical Guide.

During this workshop we will explore how to answer typical numerical reasoning test questions and point you to some useful resources. This will be a hands-on session involving you having a go at actual questions from up-to-date employer tests used for graduate recruitment, with practical methods for solving problems in the quickest way.

We will also introduce you to AssessmentDay, with free practice tests with full solutions.

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This extension session will focus on preparing you for the hardest questions that numerical reasoning tests may include. You will be invited to have a go at these questions, and we will go over general strategies and time-saving techniques that will make them feel more manageable.

This workshop is suitable for those who have attended the first session, or those with a good grasp of the numerical techniques required for tackling typical numerical reasoning tests. We will also introduce you to AssessmentDay, with free practice tests with full solutions. 

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Statistics workshops

Access workshop materials any time on the Statistics resources page of the Maths Skills Centre Practical Guide.

Knowing what statistical test to use can be difficult. This workshop uses a variety of data to reveal what you need to consider in order to choose a test. We will then use a Which Stats Test tool to identify the best tests to use. Suitable for anyone who will be analysing data using statistical tests for research or a dissertation.

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This session is for people who have never used SPSS before, or who want a refresher. You will learn how to get data in, quick ways of cleaning your data and how to create graphs in SPSS. 

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This session explains various ANOVA tests, how to run them in SPSS, interpret the output and where to find help for running more complex analyses. There will also be brief explanations of statistical concepts such as effect size, power, and type I and II errors.

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This session explains various regression tests, how to run them in SPSS and interpret the output, and where to find help for running more complex analyses. There will also be brief explanations of statistical concepts such as effect size, power, and type I and II errors.

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This session is for people who will need to analyse questionnaire data in SPSS for their dissertation or other research project. Using example datasets, we will demonstrate getting data into SPSS, give practical advice on preparing data for analysis, share handy tips on calculating numbers that summarise the data, and give advice on how you can decide what analyses are needed.

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After introducing the RStudio interface, this workshop will introduce you to an RStudio workflow that includes importing, managing and plotting data.  Suitable for people who have not done any computer coding before.

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This workshop will get you using STATA statistical software so you understand what the software is and the basics of the coding language used by STATA. In this introduction, you will look at data, clean data and run simple tests and graphs. No prior knowledge of computer coding needed to attend this session.

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