Lectures start on the hour and last for 50 minutes. The lecturer will present the course material using the board, slides or a visualiser. You may be provided with an electronic version of the lecture notes or be expected to take your own notes. It is possible that you may not be able to understand all the material during the lecture and so you should spend time after the class reading through the notes and working on any related exercises.
The level 1 course units MATH10101, MATH10111, MATH10121, MATH10131, MATH10202, MATH10212, MATH10222 and MATH10232 are supported by weekly feedback supervisons. You will be working with a group of about 10 students on your programme and a supervisor. You will be set weekly exercises by the course lecturer. These should be handed in to your supervisor before the supervision class. It is important to note that your supervision work and attendance counts as 10% of the marks for the associated course unit.
Level 1 course units not covered by supervisions along with most higher level course units will have a weekly feedback tutorial or a computer lab session. You will be set exercises by the course lecturer. You should attempt these before the tutorial class and use the time in class to ask questions. Some lecturers provide extra examples in the tutorial classes and work through these during the class.
Mathematical workshop MATH10001
This workshop gives you a chance to work on the practical skills all mathematicians require such as problem solving, using mathematical software and mathematical writing. In the workshops you will work individually and in small groups on different projects.
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
Our Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is available to all first year students. The sessions are run by trained PASS Leaders who are higher year students on the same degree programme as you. They will help you with your first year work and provide guidance on study skills and university life.
The School of Mathematics undergraduate timetables of all teaching components and coursework assessments are available by year of study from the Schools website. Students personal individual timetables are available from My Manchester.
As a general rule for each hour in class you should spend two hours on independent study. This will include reading lecture notes, podcasts and textbooks, working on exercises and preparing for coursework and examinations.
A number of the School course units have podcastings of the lectures. These are available in the Blackboard space for each course unit.