FAQ

  • How do I become a Member?
    If you are interested in joining the RSS, you should first decide which category of membership applies to you. Once you have chosen the relevant category, you must fill out a quick online application form. Join now
  • What are the types of membership?
    We offer several different categories of membership: e-Student, Fellow, Graduate Statistician (GradStat), Chartered Statistician (CStat) and Corporate. The membership category that applies to you is dependent on

    Head to see which membership is suitable for you and the benefits you can take advantage of by being a member of the RSS.
     
  • Am I eligible for a concessionary fee?

    Concessionary fees are available to:

    Students – those in full time higher education or undertaking a part time PhD.

    New Graduates – those who have graduated within the last two years. The concessionary rate will apply for 5 years from the point of joining.

    Retired –those who are retired from full-time employment or not professionally active and do not have an earned income of over £12,500 per annum.

    Economically Developing Areas (EDAs) –those who are in EDA countries as defined by the RSS.

    Career Breaks – those who are currently out of work, or on long-term maternity/paternity leave

  • How do I renew my membership?

    The easiest way to renew your 2019 membership is online via My RSS. If you have any difficulty logging in, or if you need to make a change to your subscription before making payment, please contact membership@rss.org.uk.

  • How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you are an e-Student member, you can upgrade to fellow membership by using the online join form.If you’re still studying full-time (or part-time on a PhD), or if you have graduated within the past two years, make sure you select the concessionary rate.
    If you are a fellow and wish to upgrade to GradStat or CStat status, please see below:

     
  • How do I apply to become a GradStat or a CStat?
    To be awarded GradStat or CStat status, you will need to join as a fellow first. Find more information on how to become a GradStat: Notes for guidance for GradStat applicants
    There are two routes to CStat status: the standard route and the competence-based route. Find more information on how to become a CStat:
  • How long will it take to process my application?
    All GradStat and CStat applications are considered by our Professional Affairs Committee. Some university courses are formally accredited; other cases are considered on an individual basis. This process can take between 3 – 8 weeks. Processing times may change during the processing of your application.
    The Committee may defer making a decision, pending receipt of additional information and the RSS office will contact the applicant to request this.
    Please note that the processing time of CStat application depends also on the referencing procedure and how quickly your referees respond.
     
  • When will I receive my GradStat/CStat certificate?
    Please allow up to six weeks for your certificate to be produced and delivered at your postal address.
     
  • I forgot my username and/or password. How do I find it?
    On the login page, click on forgot password and follow the instructions.
  • How do I change my contact information?
    You can update your contact details online by logging in to My RSS
     
  • Can I cancel my membership?
    Have you considered whether you may be eligible for a concessionary subscription rate?  See the concessionary fee question above and get in touch if you would like to continue your membership at a reduced rate.  If you still wish to cancel your membership, please contact the membership team as it is not possible to do this online.
     
  • How do I get access to my online publications?
    You can access all your subscribed publications online via My RSS – simply log in and click on ‘View your publications.’ There are also apps available on iOS and Android for Significance and each of the journal series (A, B and C).