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The YSS Committee 2018

Committee 2018

The YSS committee for 2018 is made up of a group of 12 volunteers who give their time to organise events for young statisticians. Information about the committee members can be found on our committee profiles page.

This year the committee is planning a plethora of events, including our writing competition with Significance magazine, RSS 2018 conference sessions, and our annual careers event. Keep an eye on our event calendar or join our mailing list to find out more!

Volunteering with AIMS


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Would you like to have a gap year which also contributes to your professional CV and capacity building in Africa?

The RSS has an agreement with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, to encourage and support RSS Fellows as volunteers in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon or Tanzania as lecturers on statistics and probability MSc courses teaching talented African students (find out more from the RSS).

Jane Hutton is the co-ordinator for the RSS, and has written about her experiences.

The role she would love to see filled by young statisticians is teaching assistants or tutors. The tutors provide the continuity, and detailed support to students for 6 months to a year.  At AIMS Tanzania, a student who spent five weeks helping with the dissertations, between handing in her PhD thesis and her viva, made a substantial impact. There are also other opportunities.

ANNOUNCEMENT – Statistically Significant Careers is back!


Our annual event “Statistically Significant Careers” is returning on Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 2pm in the Bell Lecture Theatre, Queen’s University Belfast.

We are pleased to be hosting a careers event to broaden the horizons of young statisticians by showcasing the wide range of statistical careers available. Whether you have begun to specialise in a specific area of statistics or are still studying, this event will be of great interest.

Talks will explore careers within medicine, finance, business, insurance and neuroscience, with the primary aim of introducing future statistics graduates to their potential employers.


Statistically Significant Careers is hosted by the Young Statistician’s Section of the Royal Statistical Society in collaboration with both the RSS NI local group and the Mathematical Science Research Centre (MSRC) at Queen’s University Belfast.

To find out more, why not read our review of the event from last year:

REVIEW – YSS “Statistically Significant Careers”