Your career starts here: RSS membership

Your career starts here: RSS membership

Date: Thursday 21 October 2021, 1.00PM - 2.30PM
Location: Online
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The RSS is hosting an online event to showcase the opportunities and support available to e-student and GradStat members.

This event will explore how to make the most of your e-student membership, the volunteering and networking opportunities available within the RSS and what the Society can provide to help you develop your professional career.

The event is part of the Society’s programme of events for Members Week.

This event will be hosted live on Microsoft Teams, but registration is required. Joining instructions will be sent to registered delegates nearer the time.

ONLY GradStat AND e-Student


The aim of this event is to showcase to e-students the potential journey they could have at the RSS. The event will showcase a range of fellows experience and how their membership has benefitted them. The event will showcase the support the RSS provides and how e-students can make the most out of their membership.


1:00: Welcome from the chair

Sara Hilditch, RSS Honorary Officer for Membership

1:10: Becoming A Professional Statistician - Regina Verghis

My journey with the Royal Statistical Society started in 2010 and has been an integral part of professional journey. I became an e-student when I was a full-time student for my PhD and re-validated as a Chartered Statistician when I was back in the work force. I completed my post-graduation in India. RSS provided a much needed framework which I could focus while I worked towards becoming and independent professional statistician. I had a mentor who I could contact when required help and advice.

1:25: Getting Involved with the Young Statisticians Section - Dr Craig Anderson

The Young Statisticians Section (YSS) is a section of the RSS which exists to support young statisticians during the first 10 years of their career. The YSS organise lots of careers and networking events as well as organising many sessions during the RSS Conference. I have been a member of the YSS committee for three years in various roles. My talk will outline my experiences with the YSS and outline the many ways you can get involved with the YSS.

1:45: How your RSS membership can elevate you post-graduation - Aura Popa

2:05: Benefits of the RSS

2:25: Close


Rejina Verghis

Rejina Verghis is a Biostatistician at PAREXEL International. Prior to that Rejina was working in a healthcare setting as a Biostatistician. Rejina has a keen interest in promoting Statistical Literacy among non-Statisticians. Rejina is a member of RSS Northern Ireland committee and NIHR Improving Statistical Literacy Group. 

Dr Craig Anderson

Dr Craig Anderson is a Senior Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Glasgow. He completed his PhD in Glasgow in 2015 and worked as a postdoc at University of Technology Sydney for two years before returning to Glasgow for a permanent role in 2017. He is currently the Secretary of the YSS.

Aura Popa

Organising group: The Royal Statistical Society
Contact: Amirah Chaudry
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