RSS Members’ Week – 19-22 October 2020

Members' Week celebrates what it means to be an RSS member, with a series of online events showing what Society membership can do for you. This year, the focus is very much on professional development – with four sessions focused on developing your skills and being a professional statistician. 
There are many other ways members can get involved in the RSS, however, and that includes getting your work published. The chair of our Research Section and the editor of Significance are here to take your questions about submitting work to one of our journals or writing for our flagship magazine.  

Lastly, if you’d simply like to meet other statisticians in your local area, there’s a session on how to get involved in your nearest RSS local group.

We'll be sharing other ways you can make the most of your membership throughout the week through our social media channels using the hashtag #RSSMembersWeek.
Programme for Members’ Week 2020
Tuesday 20 October
2pm A Day in the Life of a Statistician
What’s it like to be a professional statistician? Marie Oldfield discusses her career as a statistician to date, including her journey to becoming chartered and the various volunteering opportunities she has taken up at the RSS, including her most recent appointment to the Professional Affairs Committee.
3.15pm Continued Professional Development
How do you demonstrate your professional development so that it meets the requirements to be a Chartered Statistician? Robert Mastrodomenico, a former member of the Society’s Professional Affairs Committee, who obtained his CStat via the Society’s competency-based route, advises on how best to construct your CPD utilising a mixture of professional, educational and work-based examples.
5pm Soft Skills for Statisticians 
RSS volunteer and CStat mentor Aura Popa talks about how statisticians can develop their soft skills as they progress through their career – and shares some tips around best practice.
Wednesday 21 October
2pm Local groups
Want to link up with other statisticians in your local area? RSS membership engagement manager Amaka Nwagbara explains the benefits and opportunities that can come with joining an RSS local group. 
4pm Significance – Writing & Research for Journal Publications
Would you like to get your work published? Significance editor Brian Tarran talks about how you can write for our flagship statistics magazine, Significance, while Professor Guy Nason, who chairs our Research Section, explains the process behind submitting a paper to one of our Journals. 
Friday 23 October
10.30am Professional Skills
Ricky McGowan, who heads up professional standards and accreditation at the Royal Statistical Society, discusses the new professional pathway within the RSS Membership, detailing the benefits and development opportunities available to support you throughout your career. 
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