New Fellows Welcome Event

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020, 5.00PM
Location: Online
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The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is pleased to invite new fellows to our first online welcome event hosted by Sara Hilditch, RSS Honorary Officer for Membership.
Founded in 1834, the RSS is one of the world’s leading organisations advocating for the importance of statistics and data. We are a global community with more than 10,000 members in the UK and overseas.
This event is our opportunity to welcome new fellows to the Society, highlight how to make the most of your membership and get involved with our work. It is open to fellows who have joined the Society in the past three years as a fellow, GradStat or CStat. Fellows who have been with the RSS for more than three years are also welcome, as it is a chance to familiarise yourself with the Society and its work.
This event will be hosted live on Microsoft Teams with keynote talks from the RSS president and incoming Chief Executive, and other fellows who will share their experiences.

17.00 – 17.15  Welcome and introductions
Sara Hilditch, Honorary Officer for Membership
17.15 – 17.25  Welcome from the RSS President
Professor Deborah Ashby, RSS President
17.25 – 17.35  Becoming a chartered professional
Marie Oldfield, Oldfield Consultancy
Marie Oldfield is the Director of Oldfield Consultancy and currently undertaking a PhD in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Portsmouth. Marie has been a Chartered Statistician for over two years. She will describe what she has gained from getting chartered, including the benefits of joining the RSS Consultants Directory.
17.35 – 17.45  Virtual presentation of RSS Professional Award
Professor Deborah Ashby, RSS President
17.45 – 17.55  The role of the RSS and its members
Stian Westlake, RSS Chief Executive

17.45 – 17.55 Supporting communities

Dr Rob Mastrodomenico, Chair of Statisticians for Society Scoping Committee

Dr Rob Mastrodomenico is the owner of Global Sports Statistics. He has been actively involved in the Society and sat on both RSS Council and the Executive Committee. He is currently chair of the Statisticians for Society scoping committee, a CStat mentor and Stats Ambassador. He will share his experiences of using his skills for public good and supporting statisticians as a mentor in the CStat mentoring scheme.


17.55 – 18.15 Q&A


18.15 Close

Organised by the Royal Statistical Society
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