Report on Revision Weekend 2023

47th Mathematics Revision Weekend

Kents Hill Conference Centre 12th – 14th May 2023. 

The revision weekend for both undergraduate and postgraduate modules was held at Kents Hill Conference Centre, Milton Keynes MK7 6BZ from Friday 12th May to Sunday 14th May 2022.

We ran 13 undergraduate courses including for the first time one science course, SM380;  and six post graduate courses.

We had 161 students, more than last year but not yet up to our pre Covid numbers.

Many of our tutors have been working with us for thirty or forty years, and we pride ourselves on offering the best of the best to our students.
70% of Students used our feedback form and rated both tutors and overall Weekend Organization very highly.

89% excellent                        8% Good            and            3% average

A very satisfactory result

Typical comments concerning tutors on our feedback forms were:-

‘first rate tuition’, ‘great communication’, ‘pitched it at our level and speed’, ‘patient and thorough with explanations’, ‘helped cement my understanding
of more tricky subjects’, ‘he was incredible, we were SO lucky to have him. Engaging and fun. Get him back!’, ‘very knowledgeable and experienced with facilitation and also adaptable to the group’s needs. Lovely person too’, ‘hugely helpful, thanks very much’, ‘easy to follow. Good selection of questions and information on exam strategy’, ‘organised, well-prepared, clear and supportive’’, ‘great tutor. He got through all the material, answered all our questions and was very focused on exam technique’.

The biggest criticism was for the coffee provided and bar service and we have asked Kents Hill to address this and a number of other individual accommodation issues.

I am looking forward to the 2024 weekend where early indications are that we will have another significant increase in numbers

Best wishes to all OU Mathematics Students and Tutors.

Judith Furner

Revision Weekend Organiser

Email the M500 Weekend Organiser ( if you have any queries about the Weekend.  Please ensure that you ‘white list’ this email address, especially if you have a hotmail account.