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Maths and statistics individual support

Come to an appointment to get one-to-one advice on any issues you have with maths and statistics in your course

As an undergraduate or taught Masters student, our individual support is tailored to your unique needs. We can help you with a wide range of maths and statistics topics, for example, calculations, numerical reasoning or data analysis, amongst others. Unfortunately, we are unable to support PhD researchers. Instead you should contact your school or department for support.


Come along to our drop-in support sessions in the Edward Boyle Library, level 9. The sessions happen every week at the following time:


  • Tuesdays, 1 – 3pm (Except bank holidays & University closed dates)


  • Maths drop-ins will resume in October

The drop-in is intended for shorter queries, eg ten minutes or less. If you have a longer query or multiple questions, please request an appointment.

The service operates on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. There is space for you to study while you wait for a support tutor to become available. You are welcome to attend the drop-in sessions as frequently as you like. We encourage you to bring along any relevant materials, eg your lecture notes and question sheets, so that we have any background information from your course to help understand the context.

Book an appointment

View and book available appointments

Our one-to-one appointments are delivered either in person at the Edward Boyle Library or online through Microsoft Teams. You can select a preference when requesting your appointment. See below joining instructions for online appointments.

Appointments last up to 45 minutes, but may only take a couple of minutes if your query is resolved quickly.

Maths and stats appointments are available Monday to Friday, depending on tutor availability. 

It you’re not sure whether you need a maths or a statistics appointment, just pick one and we will make sure that you see an appropriate tutor.

Joining your online appointment

To join your appointment we recommend using Google Chrome to log into your Office 365 account. You can join the appointment by either clicking on the “Join” button from your Outlook calendar or your Teams calendar. It might ask if you would like to install the MS Teams app but this is not essential as the web browser version usually works fine.

What happens in an appointment?

In an appointment you will speak with an experienced maths or statistics tutor who will respond to you individual needs.

If there isn’t a particular issue but you’re worried about maths and statistics, experience maths anxiety, or would like to discuss general maths or statistics skills, you’re welcome to book an appointment.

We mostly offer individual support, but if you and a small group of friends have similar needs, we are happy to offer an appointment to a group, just indicate that on your booking form.

Limitations of what we can offer

We can support you with developing your maths and statistics skills, but we can’t do your work for you. So, for example, if you’re struggling to complete your assessed coursework or you would like someone to solve specific maths problems for you, you might be expecting the support we can’t offer.

At busy times we might not be able to offer you an appointment in the timeframe you require. So it is a good idea to get in touch in advance of any deadlines. However, we try to help as quickly as we can, so always get in touch.

Our tutors have experience in learning as well as teaching maths and statistics. They will be able to support in finding ways to learn, but they will not have your subject specific knowledge. The aim of this service is to support you in becoming an independent learner, and our tutors will do that by signposting you to relevant resources and suggesting general approaches to learning maths and statistics.