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Raising your Game: Developing Mathematical Modelling Skills

April 22 - April 26

SUPER is delighted to offer this course delivering core skills in model development and numerical implementation in ecological modelling. Run by Dr Dougie Speirs and Prof Mike Heath from the University of Strathclyde, you will leave the course equipped with worked examples and the knowledge to apply these methods to your own research.

The course will be fully residential at the University of Strathclyde’s Ross Priory Conference Centre.

Course features include:

  • Highly practical delivery, using the R coding environment.
  • Immersive environment with hands-on support to develop your modelling skills.
  • Project work involving models from individuals to ecosystems, including examples drawn from real research programmes.
  • Encouragement to present your own PhD material for model formulation and computer coding sessions in small groups.

Previously, this course has been very well received:

  • Overall it was rated 5/5 stars – ‘Excellent’ and participants were ‘Extremely likely’ to recommend the course.
  • Participants said that the instructional materials and learning activities were ‘Extremely effective’.
  • When asked to rate how well instructors did on the following aspects, all said ‘Very well’ for each; Explained the purpose of activities, Presented concepts in clear and easy-to-understand way, Maintained your interest throughout, Encouraged participation, and Thoroughly answered questions.
  • ‘This was excellent. In particular [I] enjoyed the structure, level of engagement and building up everyone’s models.’

First-come first-served places are offered at around £950 pp, including accommodation and all meals, plus expert tutelage, which will be funded through your TSG.

We encourage you to first speak to your supervisors to ensure this course is the right fit for you. Then, please sign up via this MS Form.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].


April 22
April 26
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Ross Priory Conference Centre
Ross Priory
Alexandria, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8NL United Kingdom
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