MASH during the summer period

The final MASH drop-in of the academic year was on Thursday 11st June. During the summer period statistics advisory service appointments can be booked online until the end of August. During September you should email MASH to ask about availability. These appointments are for statistical questions arising from project work or research projects.

If you are a postgraduate student and your course continues over the summer period you can request help with mathematics by joining the MASH Support channel on Microsoft Teams. We may be able to help via the chat or we will arrange a time to meet with you online.

How does the MASH Support channel work?

The MASH Support channel will be conducted via Microsoft Teams, which is freely available and an account is already set up for you using your university username and password. The link to joining the channel will prompt you to download the teams app, or, give you the option to continue to the channel in your web browser. Once you have joined the channel post your question in the chat. You probably won't get an immediate response but the channel will be checked daily by a member of the MASH team. If we can help you in the channel, we will, otherwise you will be directed to make a 1:1 appointment with a member of the team. You may notice other people in the channel, they are either MASH tutors, or, other students waiting for help. Please feel free to join the channel just to get the system working even if you don’t have a question right now.

What are the technical requirements?

  • A device with a good quality internet connection
  • A microphone and speaker
  • Microsoft Teams. This is available as a free app, or works in a web browser.

If you are concerned about the quality of your internet connect you can always join the meeting without sending or receiving. Click on the three dots near the red ‘hang up’ icon for the options.