01 September - 02 September 2022


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Abertay University, Dundee is looking forward to welcoming delegates to our campus for the 2022 Continuing Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research (CETL-MSOR) conference on the 1st and 2nd of September 2022.

The conference themes for 2022 will focus on

  • Digital accessibility
  • Modes of delivery in Mathematical Sciences - the best of the old and the new
  • Widening access, articulation and outreach
  • Student engagement, what is it and how do we measure it? 

Looking forward to seeing you in September!

Destination Dundee
Train on the Tay Rail Bridge across the River Tay in Dundee

Conference Programme

Read our full Conference Brochure (opens a PDF Document)

Presentation Abstracts (opens a PDF Document)

View our Conference Programme Schedule (opens a PDF Document)

Please note that, although we don’t anticipate any major revisions, the Conference Programme is subject to change.

Registration Fees

The early bird registration fee for this event is £230 (with conference dinner) or £195 (without dinner). The standard registration fee is £265 (with conference dinner) or £230 (without dinner). Furthermore, the student rate is £100 and the day rate is £100.

Category With conference
Without conference
Early Bird £230 £195
Standard £265 £230
Student N/A £100
Day Rate N/A £100 (per day)

Register here

Cancellation: If a delegate is unable to attend for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement with the organisers, someone else from the same institution/organisation. Registrations cancelled more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the delegate fees. Registrations cancelled less than 30 days but more than 7 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the delegate fees. Registrations cancelled less than 7 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.

Our Speakers

Keynote: Ciarán Mac an Bhaird
Ciarán is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Mathematics Support Centre at Maynooth University. He was appointed to his roles in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Maynooth University in 2007. He has received multiple awards in recognition of his teaching and support of students, recently including a national 2016 Teaching Hero Award, an inaugural Maynooth University Teaching Award in 2018 and a History in Mathematics Education Award in 2021 from the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM). He was a founding committee member of the Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network and is Education Officer on the BSHM Council. Most of his research focus is on mathematics education and in the history of mathematics, but he still dabbles occasionally in Algebraic Number Theory.   

Keynote: Professor Rachel Hilliam

Rachel is a Professor of Statistics at The Open University where she has held various leadership roles. In 2019 whilst Director of Teaching for Mathematics and Statistics, she introduced a new degree in Data Science which had over 400 students across the UK in its first year. She is an expert in teaching statistics at higher education level to adult students who do not necessarily have standard university entrance qualifications.

Her learning and teaching interests include supporting students who are studying statistics as part of a non-mathematical qualification and exploring the different types of statistical anxieties which such students can exhibit. She has a strong interest in supporting colleagues’ teaching activities and has delivered the statistics session for the national induction course organised by the IMA and was one of the founders of the teaching and learning mathematics online, TALMO, initiative.

Rachel is currently Vice-President of the RSS, leading on its Professional Affairs activities. Since 2020 she has been working with other professional societies, government organisations and industry to explore the professionalisation and accreditation of Data Scientists, a project of national importance, included in the Government’s data strategy. This work resulted in the formation of The Alliance for Data Science Professionals, which Rachel chairs. This alliance is creating industry-wide professional standards and a certification process that will enable both individuals and education providers to gain recognition based on skills and knowledge within Data Science.

Plenary: Joe Kyle, University of Birmingham

Formerly Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, Dr. Joe Kyle then acted as an Advisor in Mathematics to the (then) newly established STEM Education Centre at that institution. He has also spent time as an Academic Associate in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research (MSOR) with the Higher Education Academy. For many years, he was Editor in Chief for the Higher Education Academy Journal MSOR Connections and sat on the Editorial Board of the Oxford University Press Journal Teaching Mathematics and its Applications. A pure mathematician by background, Joe has also worked for the Open University and engaged in a number of mathematical education projects with colleagues there.

Joe has, in partnership with Peter Kahn, edited Effective Learning and Teaching in Mathematics and its Applications. In collaboration with many sigma colleagues he is also a co-editor of Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. Joe is regularly invited to contribute to national and international conferences and regularly delivers (with others) workshops on teaching and learning for new and experienced UK academics. Current interests include problem-solving in MSOR, flexible learning, and working with students as partners.

Our Duty of Care

We look forward to welcoming you to Dundee for the CETL-MSOR 2022.

View our Duty of Care Plan (opens as pdf document)

This document contains resources and key information about what we are doing to keep delegates attending the event as safe as possible. 

We will update with any new information leading up to and including the event.


Our Sustainability Pledge

We recognise the importance of taking care of the environment and the environmental impact of hosting a conference.

Read our Sustainability Pledge and what measures we have adopted for CETL-MSOR 2022.

In lieu of conference delegate bags, a charitable donation of equivalent monetary value will be made to a local charity working to encourage numeracy in young children.

Winning Scotland support teachers across Scotland to develop and embed a growth mindset culture in the classroom – with a strong emphasis on maths. From speaking to and surveying hundreds of teachers and thousands of pupils around the country, we have learned that a significant number of children in Scotland are uncomfortable doing maths. 

That’s why ‘mindset maths’ is our most popular professional learning programme. Developed in partnership with Dr Jo Boaler of Stanford University, our mindset in numeracy programmes support education professionals to understand and tackle the challenges their colleagues and pupils encounter in maths. 

Check out www.winningscotland.org  to learn more.

Venue - Abertay University

A warm welcome awaits you!  The conference is being held in Abertay University.

Abertay University is one of two public universities in the city of Dundee, Scotland. In 1872, Sir David Baxter, 1st Baronet of Kilmaron, left a bequest for the establishment of a mechanics' institute in Dundee and the Dundee Institute of Technology was formed in 1888. Its journey of over 130 years continues to equip the future workforce of the world. Explore more about our heritage.

Location: Bell Street, Dundee DD1 1HG

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Organising Committee

Organised by colleagues in the SMSN - Scottish Mathematics Support Network, IMLSN - Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network and SIGMA - Maths and Stats support for England and Wales

Local Organising Committee

  - Anne Savage, Abertay University
  - Craig Stark, Abertay University
  - Kean Lee Kang, Abertay University
  - Andrew Minto, Abertay University
  - Sarah Cottin, Abertay University
  - Jonathan Glen, Abertay University
  - Ahmed Abdullah, Abertay University

With support from Abertay University Events Team and Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau

CETL-MSOR Committee

  - Shazia Ahmed, Glasgow University
  - Michael Grove, Birmingham University
  - Ciaran Mac An Bhaird, Maynooth University
  - Robert Wilson, Cardiff University

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to find out how you can support CETL-MSOR and participate in the conference, please email Dr Anne Savage  

Get Social

Follow CETL-MSOR on Twitter @cetl_msor2022 and join the online conversation.

Discounted Flights with Loganair - London City (LCY) & Belfast City (BHD) Airports

Loganair is offering up to 30% off flights to delegates travelling to/from Dundee from London City or Belfast City Airports for this event.  Please book at Loganair.co.uk before 5 September 2022, quoting promotional code 22CETLMSOR at the time of booking, for travel between 29 August 2022 – 5 September 2022.

Visit Loganair to book.

Getting around Dundee and city centre map

Get active out and about in Dundee city.  A compact city bursting with places of interest, history, and things to see, it is so easy to get around.

Dundee’s active travel routes in and around the city have been developed over the last few years with a key objective to encourage active travel through walking, cycling and public transport, and deploy sustainable alternatives to decarbonise transport.  Read more on Dundee.com Active Travel website.

City Centre Map

Book Your Accommodation

DACBRES, the official accommodation booking site for delegates attending CETL-MSOR, is now closed to new online bookings.

If you are looking for any last-minute accommodation and require assistance, please contact our Accommodation Team directly on +44 (0)1382 787 044 or email bookings@dacbres.co.uk 

For a variety of hotels and B&B’s close to the city centre, view our Accommodation Guide (opens as PDF document).

Sponsors & Partners

We are grateful for the financial support from the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Learning and Research Support Fund.


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