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ANNOUNCEMENT – YSS “Statistically Significant Careers” event at Queen’s University Belfast on 4 Nov 2015

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REVIEW – YSS events at RSS 2015

Last month’s RSS conference down in Exeter was a tremendous success, with an unprecedented number of YSS sessions within the conference schedule:

  • Our early morning session “The Young Statistician’s Guide to Conference” helped attendees get to grips with the conference programme, and gave a rundown of the YSS conference highlights – many thanks to Jenny Freeman for presenting her sage advice on getting the most out of conference.
  • Our Tuesday lunchtime social / icebreaker was expertly run by Kaylea – for a full write-up and photos, see:
  • Our Tuesday evening pub quiz, which was open to all conference attendees, was a huge success – you can try your hand at the questions here:
  • We contributed to successful professional development sessions on submitting and refereeing journal articles, and inspiring young people with statistics and data – including how to become a STEM ambassador.
  • The YSS/Significance Writing Competition session – which saw presentations from the three shortlisted writers – was well-attended; for details on the talks, see here:
  • The Statistical Analytics Challenge session (organised jointly with the RSS Research Section) featured presentations from the two winning teams – many thanks to Orlaith for administering the competition and running the session.
  • There were some excellent presentations from the prizewinners at the 2015 Young Statisticians Meeting and 2015 Research Students Conference.
  • Finally, Tim organised and chaired the final plenary panel session – “What’s the worst that could happen? Exploding popular myths surrounding uncertainty and risk” – for a full write-up, see

All in all, the team had an extremely fun and action-packed week down in Exeter – though some of us probably need a few weeks to recover…

Keep your eyes peeled this Spring for details of the events we’re planning for RSS 2016 in Manchester!