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: https://www.statslife.org.uk/events/conference-blog/2473-young-statisticians-break-the-ice-for-conference-newcomers
- 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: https://www.statslife.org.uk/events/conference-blog/2470-try-your-hand-at-the-rss-2015-pub-quiz
- 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: https://www.statslife.org.uk/significance/2464-the-winner-of-the-young-statisticians-writing-competition-2015-is
- 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 https://www.statslife.org.uk/events/conference-blog/2468-confronting-myths-about-risks
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!