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MEC researchers win Science Matters Conference Awards

21 June 2017

Matthew Inglis and Ian Jones won awards at the Science Matters Conference on 19 June

Successful 7th run of MEC MOOC

5 June 2017

The recent run of the MEC MOOC served 1500 registrants

Carol Robinson wins the Loughborough Academic Award of Excellence

5 June 2017

Congratulations to Professor Carol Robinson who won the Vice Chancellor’s Loughborough Academic Award of Excellence.

MEC host two-day Symposium on Algebra

1 June 2017

The MEC held its Annual Symposium on 24 and 25 May, a two-day event this year. The theme was Algebra: Gateway to mathematics, science, society and the world.

Congratulations to Sara Humphries

21 April 2017

Congratulations to Sara Humphries who successfully passed her PhD viva.

MEC researchers win prestigious award.

27 March 2017

Congratulations to Ian Jones, Matthew Inglis and Sara Humphries whose recent article won the prestigious BERJ Editors’ Choice Award for 2017.

Part-time Research Associate vacancy at the MEC

20 March 2017

Congratulations to Carol Robinson who will lead Loughborough University's contribution to a large HEFCE-funded study.

Carol Robinson to lead Loughborough's contribution to HEFCE-funded study

16 March 2017

Congratulations to Carol Robinson who will lead Loughborough University's contribution to a large HEFCE-funded study.

MEC wins two British Academy grants

14 March 2017

Congratulations to Iro Xenudou-Dervou and Ian Jones who have won a British Academy grant each

Call for participants: Gender Issues in STEM Education

13 March 2017

Call for participants to the workshop "Gender Issues in STEM Education", Mexico, June 2017.

Congratulations to Stephen Broughton

13 March 2017

Congratulations to Stephen Broughton who successfully passed his MPhil viva.

Dr Paul Hernandez-Martinez awarded British Council/CONACyT grant

7 February 2017

Congratulations to Dr Paul Hernandez-Martinez who has been awarded a grant of £37,550 by the British Council and Mexican Science and Technology Research Council.

(Another) PhD Studentship available

30 January 2017

PhD Studentship available: Summative assessment and higher education

PhD Studentship available

24 January 2017

PhD Studentship available: Investigating and Improving Post-16 Mathematics Learning

Matthew Inglis awarded grant

15 January 2017

Matthew Inglis awarded grant of £67,750 with his colleague Dr Ulises Xolocotzin Eligio, based at Cinvestav in Mexico City.

Opportunity to apply for ESRC PhD funding

30 November 2016

The MEC is part of the ESRC Midlands Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), which is now holding an open competition for studentship funding.

Angeliki Mali passes PhD viva

3 November 2016

Congratulations to Angeliki Mali who recently passed her PhD viva with only very minor corrections.

Dr Camilla Gilmore's research featured in ESRC's "Society Now" magazine.

24 September 2016

A programme of research led by Dr Camilla Gilmore at the Mathematics Education Centre has been featured in ESRC's "Society Now" magazine.

Dr Matthew Inglis and Dr Nina Attridge publish new book

24 September 2016

Dr Matthew Inglis and Dr Nina Attridge of the Mathematics Education Centre have published a new book entitled "Does Mathematical Study Develop Logical Thinking?"

Professor Tony Croft awarded prestigious IMA gold medal

22 July 2016

Professor Tony Croft of the Mathematics Education Centre has been awarded a gold medal by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

Congratulations to Sarah Clayton and Simon Drew

14 July 2016

Successful doctoral candidates Sarah Clayton and Simon Drew who graduated on Tuesday 12 July.

School staff share learning and teaching good practice

20 May 2016

Staff in the School of Science came together on Wednesday 18 May to celebrate teaching excellence, at the Inaugural Learning and Teaching Showcase.

BSRLM at Loughborough University

12 May 2016

British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics conference at Loughborough University

Three PhD studentships available for October 2016

14 April 2016

The Mathematics Education Centre has three fully-funded PhD studentships available to start in October 2016.

Congratulations to Sarah Clayton who has passed her PhD viva

24 March 2016

Congratulations to Sarah Clayton who has passed her PhD viva with very few corrections.

MEC releases A-level maths standards research

22 February 2016

Research published by the MEC's Ian Jones, Matthew Inglis and Sara Humphries shows that A-level maths standards have declined since the 1960s – but appear to have remained consistent over the last 20 years.

Mathematics Cognition Workshop at the MEC

10 February 2016

The Mathematics Education Centre will host the Mathematics Cognition Workshop on 30th March.

Congratulations to Simon Drew

16 January 2016

Congratulations to Simon Drew who successfully passed his PhD viva.

PhD Studentship in Mathematical Cognition

3 December 2015

A PhD studentship is available commencing in April 2016, working with Dr Camilla Gilmore and Dr Nina Attridge on a project exploring the development of early numeracy skills.

MEC vacancy: Senior Lecturer/Reader in Mathematics Education

9 November 2015

The Mathematics Education Centre wishes to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Reader.

Part-time doctoral studentship available

2 November 2015

We have funding to enable a well-qualified applicant to carry out PhD study commencing in April, July or October, 2016.

Dr Lara Alcock awarded National Teaching Fellowship

29 October 2015

On October 15th, Lara Alcock was awarded her National Teaching Fellowship at a ceremony in Liverpool Cathedral.

Research Assistant post available in the MEC

19 October 2015

A Research Assistant post is available in the MEC, with applications closing on 11 November 2015.

Free event for mathematics teachers at the Royal Institution

19 September 2015

Ian Jones and Matthew Inglis will be hosting a free event titled "Improving Mathematics with Comparative Judgment" at the Royal Institution.

Introduction to Dyscalculia CPD days

10 September 2015

The MEC's Clare Trott will be running a course entitled Introduction to Dyscalculia in FE/HE.

MEC research in the news

2 September 2015

The Association for Psychological Science has published a press release based on research conducted by Dr Camilla Gilmore and colleagues.

MEC PhD student to work at Leicester

7 August 2015

Congratulations to PhD student Sarah Clayton who has started work at the University of Leicester as a post-doctoral Research Associate.

MEC staff back in Schofield Building

7 July 2015

MEC staff and PhD students have now moved back into the newly refurbished Schofield Building, along with Mathematical Sciences staff and the School of Science.

Lara Alcock awarded National Teaching Fellowship

11 June 2015

The MEC's Dr Lara Alcock has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy.

Mathematics Education Centre receives silver Athena SWAN award

28 May 2015

The Mathematics Education Centre has received a silver Athena SWAN award.

MEC researchers win prestigious award

29 April 2015

A paper co-authored by MEC academic Dr. Camilla Gilmore and PhD student Sarah Clayton has won the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Neil O'Connor award 2015.

MEC rated as one of the UK’s top education research groups

31 December 2014

Eighty-five per cent of the Mathematics Education Centre’s research activity has been assessed as being “world leading” or “internationally excellent” in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Congratulations to Sophie Batchelor

1 December 2014

Congratulations to Sophie Batchelor who successfully passed her PhD viva.

Matthew Inglis on Radio 4

28 November 2014

Last week Dr Matthew Inglis was interviewed as part of Radio 4’s A History of Ideas series.

More Mist, Haze and Shutters

11 November 2014

A one-day conference at Loughborough University on Wednesday 15th April 2015.

New book by Lara Alcock

3 October 2014

Lara Alcock's new book How to Think about Analysis has just been published by Oxford University Press. Like Lara's previous book, How to Study for a Mathematics Degree, this is based on research in undergraduate mathematics education, for which Loughborough is an internationally leading centre.

MEC and MatRic joint international conference

17 September 2014

On the 11th and 12th September the MEC hosted a 2-day conference with the Norwegian Centre for Research, Innovation and Coordination in Mathematics Teaching (MatRIC).

Matthew Inglis wins Selden Prize

22 August 2014

Senior Lecturer Matthew Inglis has been awarded the prestigious Annie and John Selden Prize by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

Sophie Batchelor awarded ESRC grant

22 August 2014

Congratulations to MEC PhD student Sophie Batchelor who has been awarded a prestigous ESRC Future Research Leaders grant. The scheme is highly competitive and awards only the most outstanding early career researchers from around the world.

Loughborough builds new Centre for Data Science

15 August 2014

Loughborough University is building an exciting new Centre for Data Science and as part of this is looking to make 11 new academic appointments (2 Professors, 1 Senior Lecturer and 8 Lecturers) in the School of Science to complement existing staff expertise. The Centre will be the focus for research on Modelling and Data Analytics across the campus.

Royal Society's Vision for Science and Maths education published

26 June 2014

The Royal Society's "Vision for science and mathematics education" report, for which Dr Ian Jones was on the compiling committee, has been published.

We have moved!

11 June 2014

As of Monday 9th June, most MEC staff are based in the Ann Packer Building.

Free online course for aspiring scientists and engineers

22 May 2014

On September 15th 2014 Loughborough’s mini-mooc "Getting to grips with mathematical symbolism" goes live on the Future Learn platform for a second presentation of this very successful and well-received course.

MEC student featured in the press

2 May 2014

MEC PhD student Somali Roy was the subject of a feature article in the Indian press about her experience studying in the MEC.

mooc news

17 March 2014

On April 28th 2014 Loughborough’s mini-mooc Getting to grips with mathematical symbolism goes live on the Future Learn platform and the thousands of students already registered for this free course can start learning!

Postgraduate Information Session at the MEC

20 February 2014

A session giving information about postgraduate degrees in the MEC will be held on Wed 5th March 2014.

Senior Lecturer and PGCE Programme Director position available

10 February 2014

A Senior Lecturer and PCGE Programme Director position is available in the MEC, with applications closing on 27th February 2014.

New staff member in the MEC

3 February 2014

Moira Petrie has begun her appointment in the MEC.

New maths MOOC revealed by FutureLearn

24 January 2014

A maths course from Loughborough University is one of eight new massive open online courses (MOOCs) unveiled by FutureLearn today.

MEC in new international research network

17 January 2014

The MEC is part of a new international Maths Education network based at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, with partners across Europe and in the USA.

Maths PGCE applications open

21 November 2013

Applications are now open for the Maths PGCE at Loughborough, in which the MEC will play a key role.

sigma funding boost

29 October 2013

Mathematics and statistics support for students in English universities receives funding boost.

Mathematics PGCE at Loughborough

10 October 2013

Loughborough University's range of Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses will expand to include Mathematics from 2014/15.

PhD studentship available

8 October 2013

Funding is available for one successful applicant to undertake a PhD in the MEC, commencing January 2014.

2 new staff in the MEC

2 October 2013

Dr Chris Sangwin and Mrs Marie-Josée Bisson have begun their appointments in the MEC.

Two new Professors in the MEC

2 September 2013

Two new staff, Prof. Merrilyn Goos and Prof. Stephen Lerman, join the MEC this week.

Barbara Jaworski new Head of MEC and President of PME

1 August 2013

On 1st August Prof. Barbara Jaworski became head of the MEC and at the recent PME conference was elected President of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

Postdoctoral Research Associate position available

4 July 2013

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the MEC, with applications closing on 9th August 2013.

Royal Society Research Fellowship for Camilla Gilmore

28 June 2013

Dr Camilla Gilmore has been awarded a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship.

Irene Biza appointed as MEC Visiting Fellow

3 June 2013

Dr Irene Biza to be Visiting Fellow in the MEC from 1st September.

Loughborough in top 200 universities in the world for education

8 May 2013

Loughborough has been ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for education in the QS World University rankings by Subject.

Tony Croft to lead maths Futurelearn mini-MOOC

3 May 2013

Prof. Tony Croft will lead the MEC's contribution to Futurelearn, an introductory mathematics mini-MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

Lecturing post in Maths Education

29 April 2013

A post as a Lecturer in the MEC has been advertised, with applications closing on 28th May 2013.

New appointment for Dr Carol Robinson

19 April 2013

Carol has been appointed as Director of the Teaching Centre from May 2013.

MEC staff win School of Science Teaching Awards

18 April 2013

MEC staff have won awards in the Mathematics section of the School of Science Staff Awards.

MEC success in Research-informed Teaching Awards

16 April 2013

Two centre staff have been successful in Loughborough University's inaugural Research-informed Teaching Awards.

Mist, Haze and Shutters: dyscalculia in FE/HE

12 April 2013

The MEC held a one-day conference on Dyscalculia in further/higher education.

Workshop: Comprehending Mathematical Proofs

9 April 2013

A workshop on mathematical proofs will take place at Loughborough on 24th July 2013.

Families flock to University’s Science and Engineering Fair

14 March 2013

On Saturday 9th March Loughborough University's Science and Engineering Fair successfully returned, offering families a free fun packed afternoon of activities!

Postgraduate open day at the Mathematics Education Centre

19 February 2013

Have you ever considered doing a PhD in Mathematics Education? We are holding an Open Day and everyone interested in doing a PhD with us it welcome.

Busy times for Lara Alcock...

1 November 2012

Not only has Lara Alcock, Senior Lecturer, MEC been recently awarded the prestigious Annie and John Selden Prize by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) but she’s also releasing a book on November 8th.

Award of Honorary Degree for Professor Barbara Jaworski

5 October 2012

Professor Barbara Jaworski received an honorary degree the from University of Agder.

Mist, Haze and Shutters: dyscalculia in FE/HE

1 October 2012

A one-day conference has been organised at Loughborough University on Wednesday 10th April 2013.