Professional Statisticians’ Forum

Professional Statisticians’ Forum (PSF) meetings enable professional statisticians to share professional experiences and discuss professional development. The meetings are intended for Chartered Statistician (CStat) and Graduate Statistician (GradStat) members, but all our members are welcome.

Future events

Professional Statisticians’ Forum event

2:00-3:30pm (BST), Wednesday 26 April, 2017 (a free-to-attend webinar)

Excellence and Innovation in Official Statistics – engaging and communicating with users

Daryl Lloyd and David Mais, Department for Transport
Baljit Gill, Cabinet Office (formerly DCLG)

The RSS Official Statistics Awards, jointly awarded by the RSS and by the UK Statistics Authority, recognise and celebrate developments in Official Statistics. In this meeting the winners and runners-up of the 2016 Awards will describe the work which led to the awards: the Department of Transport, whose winning entry on Road Safety Statistics used innovative methods and clear and engaging communication, and the Department for Communities and Local Government, whose work with the Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion was Highly Commended, being praised for its quality assurance methods and clear communication. Speakers will reflect on the way the work arose, was supported and was taken forward, and what was and might be learned from that. There will be opportunity for discussion and questions.


Monday 30 October 2017 at the Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX (this event has been resceduled from 13 March)

Forum for recent GradStat awardees – the RSS and you

3pm registration; meeting starts at 3:30pm and will finish by 7:00pm

This meeting is primarily aimed at those recently who have recently been awarded GradStat status (in 2016 or 2017), to provide more information about what the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) has to offer and to provide an opportunity for networking with fellow GradStats and some CStats. Those awarded GradStat status prior to 2016 are also welcome to attend.

From 3:30 until 5:30 there will be presentations and discussion of:

- The RSS Professional Pathway and the route to Chartered status (CStat and CSci)
- Support provided along the pathway (including the GradStat mentoring scheme and mid-term review)
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – what’s expected in terms of doing and recording CPD
- Professional development events held by RSS (including the Professional Statisticians Forum and the Young Statisticians Section).
 
This will be followed by a reception which will enable networking with peers and some Chartered Statisticians.

This is a free-to-attend meeting. However, please register in advance of the meeting by contacting Sarah Barker (s.barker@rss.org.uk) so we are aware of the numbers attending.

PSF events

PSF hosts virtual and face-to-face meetings. Events are held four times a year and typically run for 90 minutes with speakers and Q&A sessions. Many of the meetings are webinars and at least one is held during our conference.

Meeting papers and slides are available on our website at least a week ahead of an event.
We encourage you to pre-register for an event, though this will not be necessary for webinars.

Dial-in details

Dial-in details for UK and international users and the link to the web conferencing system are provided on this page.

Past events

Webcasts, MP3s and slides from past events are available to download.