First Annual Mature Students "Maths Camp" Refresher Course

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Participants at the Mature Students Maths Fresher Course

4 September 2009

DIT's first Mature Students "Maths Camp" Refresher Course took place on the 1st and 2nd of September in DIT Aungier Street, and was attended by over 100 incoming students on each day. Run by the Mature Student Support Service and the Student Maths Learning Centre, the Maths Camp was focused on incoming mature and advanced entry students to programmes in Engineering, Science and the Built Environment. According to Bob O Murchu, Mature Student Support Officer, “Some mature students may have not studied in a few years so we felt it would be helpful to offer them a re-introduction to the basic maths that they would need in their studies here at DIT.”

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Lecturer Yupeng Liu at the Mature Students Maths Fresher Course

With a large increase in the numbers of mature students returning to full-time education this year, there was huge interest in the course, which was given by maths lecturer Yupeng Liu. Covering topics such as transposition of formulae and basic differentiation, the course was very well received by the attendees. Killian Walsh, entering first year of the BSc in Computer Science said he found it hugely useful and now felt better prepared to commence his studies in September. John Brennan, entering the into the Electrical Services Engineering programme agreed that the course was of great benefit, adding that the lecturer was very helpful.

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