I am a University Teacher in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield, and also Senior Vice-President for the University of Sheffield branch of the University and College Union, and national negotiator for UCU on the USS pension scheme. In normal times, I can be found in room G9 of the Hicks Building.

I've been at the University of Sheffield since 1999, first as an undergraudate then as a PhD student of Neil Strickland. Since 2009, I have been employed by the School of Mathematics and Statistics in a teaching-focussed role.

I was part of a team which introduced a flipped approach to our Level 1 engineering teaching in September 2013, based around videos and active small-group sessions. The implementation was highly successful, and resulted in a Senate Award for Collaborative Activities from the University of Sheffield and a runner-up place in the Teaching Excellence category of the 2015 Guardian University Awards.

I am also interested in developing a broad skills base for our students, and was involved in the creation and subsequent delivery of our Mathematical Investigation Skills module, which introduces first-year students to programming, web-design and mathematical writing, and has proven to be popular and well-received.

In the 2018-2019 academic year I am involved with the following courses.

Materials from my recent talks can be found below.

- Working from scratch: why a knowledge of HTML benefits both students and staff, TELFest, 6 July 2017
- What skills do graduates need to be effective and successful?, Getting beyond 'Enterprise', 28 June 2017
- Flipped teaching as a method for boosting engagement and performance, International Symposium of Engineering Education, 15 July 2016

Papers and related materials can be found below.

- Flipped teaching as a method for boosting engagement and performance with Nick Gurski, Sixth International Symposium of Engineering Education 2016, Sheffield, 14-15 July 2016
- The Morava E-theories of finite general linear groups, PhD thesis, 2009, University of Sheffield

If I interviewed you at an open-day and left you a brainteaser or problem to think about, then look below for a reminder of the problem and the solution.

- Slides from a talk on non-standard analysis
- Free STEP preparation classes in mathematics run by the School of Mathematics and Statistics
- Videos on Engineering Mathematics, created for our Level 1 teaching. (Show playlists)

I am the communications officer for Sheffield UCU, previously holding the role of pensions officer. You can find letters I wrote to Times Higher Education and some videos I made regarding the USS valuation below.

- The Charybdis at the centre of the USS, Times Higher Education, 31 August 2017
- Fuel for thought, Times Higher Education, 2 March 2017
- USS: Understanding Test 1 (video explainers)

Dr Sam Marsh

Room G9, Hicks Building

Telephone: 0114 2223792 (internal extension: 23792)

email: s.j.marsh@shef.ac.uk