Opening of new maths centre in Derry

The North West Regional College Maths Centre.

The official launch of the new Maths Centre in the North West Regional College (NWRC) Derry took place on October 16th 2015. NWRC boosted its STEM strategy by becoming the first ever Further Education College in Northern Ireland to provide a dedicated Mathematics Support Centre. The resources and support of the College’s expert staff are now available to students across NWRC who require support to improve their skills in the application of number in order to help them with their chosen qualification, and to act as a conduit to drive mathematical innovation within the College curriculum.

Launching the initiative were College students and staff, who joined a range of special guests including Leo Murphy, NWRC Principal and Chief Executive, Danny Laverty, Head of School for Science and Technology at NWRC, Jonathan Cole, Queen’s University Belfast, and Ciar?n Mac an Bhaird, Maynooth University (both of whom are committee members of the Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network, and Joe English from Letterkenny IT.

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Dr Terence McIvor (Curriculum Manager for Science and Mathematics, NWRC), Dr Jonathan Cole (Queen’s University Belfast), Dr Ciar?n Mac an Bhaird (Maynooth University) and students from NWRC.

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Dr Terence McIvor (Curriculum Manager for Science and Mathematics, NWRC), Dr Danny Laverty, Head of School for Science and Technology at NWRC, Dr Jonathan Cole (Queen’s University Belfast), Dr Ciar?n Mac an Bhaird (Maynooth University), Ivan Stewart (NWRC).

 

The?NWRC Maths Centre?website has further details?and the contact is Dr Terence McIvor, Curriculum Manager for Science and Mathematics.