Study support

As a student in the Department of Mathematical Sciences you will have access to a range of study support resources and academic support throughout your studies.

Mathematics Learning Support Centre (MLSC)

In your studies you may well encounter mathematics and statistics that is new and challenging to you. Loughborough's award-winning Mathematics Learning Support Centre (MLSC) is here to help you.

Mathematics and statistics support is available to every Loughborough student throughout your university journey, whether on campus or not.

The dedicated and friendly Tutors will help build your confidence to tackle the mathematics or statistics content of your modules and can support you with anything from a quick mathematics question to exam revision to the statistics in your research projects.

The MLSC is based in Room 0.20 of the Schofield Building and is open as a private study space, during term time, between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday with Tutors on duty to answer your questions between 11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm daily. 

This drop-in service requires no booking and is complemented by bookable remote mathematics and statistics support on MS Teams. Remote support is available 5 days a week and you may wish to share your booking link with friends so they can benefit from your online support session too.

The MLSC also offers specialised statistics support for final year project students and postgraduates who are seeking advice on collecting and analysing data for their dissertation.

Book a 20 minute remote mathematics/statistics session or an extended 30 minute statistics advisory service session for project students on our website or via our LEARN page. 

Read how the MLSC has enhanced the learning experience for some of our mathematics students.

For all mathematics, statistics and statistics advisory service support out of term-time please see the latest news section of the MLSC website here or visit our LEARN module. 

The MLSC website LEARN Module

Lecturers and your academic tutor

Every student is assigned a member of academic staff as their personal tutor throughout their studies. You will meet with your tutor once a week in small group tutorials during your first year.

Our approachable teaching staff operate an open-door policy. If you have further questions to ask you lecturers, you can always ask them during or after a lecture, or, if the lecturer is not in, email them to make an appointment.

You will also be able to get further help and guidance in tutorials with your Academic Tutor.

Suggested reading

We advise all new mathematics students to review their A-level knowledge before arriving at Loughborough University.

If you want to get a head-start by learning about what university mathematics is like, then you might like to have a look at one or more of the books on our list of suggested reading. They are all excellent tools to help you prepare for studying mathematics at university.

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