University of Bath

Getting mathematics and statistics help

Find out what maths and statistics help is available for you.

Come to a MASH drop-in

Maths and statistics help is available to all students at the University. We run a general drop-in every weekday during term time. You can ask any maths or statistics question without fear. Our drop-ins are run by maths and statistics tutors who can:

  • help you to find, understand and use information in your lecture notes, in textbooks or online
  • help you to get started or to make progress on your work
  • help you to understand concepts in maths, statistics and numeracy
  • suggest resources to help you with your studies

You can:

  • turn up at any time and stay for as long or short a time as you like within the session
  • use the room as a place to work on your own or in a group
  • use our resources, including textbooks and networked computers

Getting the right support

If you are a first year maths student then you should use the support that is designed specifically for you as you learn how to approach your studies.

If you are a project student and are looking for statistics help then you should find out about getting statistics help for project work and decide if this is more appropriate for you than a drop-in.

Get help with software, programming or mathematical typesetting

We offer support for software and programming including Excel, SPSS, R and statistical programming; MATLAB, general programming and mathematical typesetting (LaTeX, Word, MathML).

For Excel, SPSS and other statistical software: come to a drop-in in the first instance - you may be directed to a specific drop-in or asked to make a Statistics Advice Service appointment

MATLAB, programming and mathematical typesetting (LaTeX, Word, MathML) help is available in programming drop-ins and some general drop-ins

Getting the right support

If you are unsure which drop-in to attend then ask in the next available general drop-in and a tutor will advise you.

If you are a first year maths student then you should use the support that is designed specifically for you as you learn how to approach your studies.

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