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Maths Learning Centre (MLC): Contact Us

Karen Symons

Karen Symons

I am a senior Maths support lecturer in the Maths Learning Centre. 

My background in Maths Education is varied.  I started my career as a Secondary Maths teacher (in London and Hertfordshire) before moving onto writing Maths curriculum and assessment resources, training teachers (at Nottingham) and teaching at a local FE College (Loughborough). 

I have particular expertise with Nursing & Midwifery students and first year Engineering students – for whom I run workshops.  I also specialise in supporting students prepare to pass Numerical Reasoning tests which are often needed when applying for placements, progression onto further study (eg Teacher training) and for employment.  

Laura McFarlane

Laura McFarlane

I am a statistics support lecturer in the Maths Learning Centre.

Originally, I studied Biology, graduating with a BSc in Biology and then a PhD. This is when I developed an interest in using statistics to answer research questions.  After completing my PhD at the University of Leeds, I taught Sport Science students, gaining experience in helping students with their data analysis and dissertation write-ups.

At DMU I help students with their statistics queries, supporting both undergraduates and postgraduates from a range of different disciplines.  I specialise in practical statistics and provide several workshops to help students understand and apply statistics to their studies, research projects and when critiquing the literature.  I also assist students who need support with data analysis, using programmes such as SPSS, Minitab and Excel. 

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