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Writing Competition Webinar (2:30pm 10th April)

If you are thinking of submitting an entry for the 2019 Statistical Excellence Award for Early Career Writing, we invite you to join our upcoming webinar for tips and advice on crafting an award-worthy article.

Our two speakers are:

  • Significance editor Brian Tarran, who will give an overview of the competition and offer guidance on writing an article that meets the expectations of the 2019 judging panel; and
  • 2018 award winner Letisha Smith, who will share her personal experience of the competition, from idea generation, to researching and writing her article, to presenting at the 2018 RSS International Conference.

Talks will be followed by a Q&A session, hosted by Sarah Nevitt of the Royal Statistical Society’s Young Statisticians Section.

The webinar takes place at 2.30pm (UK time) on Wednesday, 10 April 2019.

To join the webinar, either connect through Skype for Business (web or desktop app), or dial-in using the details below:
From UK: +44 (0)20 3321 5256
From overseas: Find local number
Conference ID: 5341 3870 #

We hope you are able to join us. If you have any questions about the webinar, or would like to ask a question for the webinar in advance, please email Significance.

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Review: PSI Medical Statistics Careers Event

20th February 2019, The Venue @ DeMontfort University, Leicester, review by Sarah Nevitt (RSS Medical Section and YSS)

Ready and prepared with a badge for everyone, the Royal Statistical Society was represented at the annual PSI Medical Statistics Careers event by Sarah Nevitt (RSS Medical Section and Young Statistician’s Section) and Lucy Teece (Young Statistician’s Section).

Over 120 students from Mathematics and Statistics affiliated degree courses, attended a special afternoon showcasing career opportunities within Medical Statistics.

The event was organised by the Careers and Academic Liaison Committee of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI CALC) and 29 exhibitors attended from a range of pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organisations (CRO), clinical trials units, universities, regulatory agencies and professional societies.

Throughout the day, attendees learned all about the roles of medical statisticians across a diverse range of organisations from a panel of pharmaceutical, CRO and academic representatives, including a familiar face in an RSS t-shirt! My fellow panellists and I shared the best and most challenging parts of our roles, most nerve wracking moments, proudest achievements, our most interesting work travel experiences, most unusual project as well as our key advice for students starting off in their medical statistics career. Students also gained from the first hand experience of a new-starter in the field of medical statistics and received invaluable advice on job searching, applications and interviews.

The visitors to the Royal Statistical Society exhibitor stand were interested to hear the benefits of e-student or student fellow membership of the RSS, as well as the work of the YSS and of the Medical Section. In fact, many visitors were already RSS members, had attended previous RSS events or were students of GradStat accredited courses!

We wish all of the attendees well within their degree courses and their future careers and we look forward to welcoming many more new starters into the world of Medical Statistics.

Catch-up with the YSS Bulletin!

We’ve just released the first YSS Bulletin of 2019 – a quick guide to the activities the Young Statisticians Section are planning and promoting this year!

For example, did you know that the 2019 RSS Award for Early Career Writing Competition – organised jointly with Significance Magazine – is open for applications?

Or that we’re hosting an event to celebrate women in statistics and data science on International Womens Day 2019?

Check out the Bulletin to find out more!