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.

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.

Future events

Tuesday 6 February 2018, 2.00pm – 3.30pm (GMT) - A webinar meeting 

CStat and CSci revalidation – your questions answered

Speaker: Trevor Lewis (RSS Professional Affairs Committee)

This meeting will outline the Chartered Statistician (CStat) revalidation processes being carried out in 2018 for professionally active Chartered Statisticians who have a revalidation date of 1st January 2019. The process for those CStats who do not also hold the Chartered Scientist (CSci) award will be covered, as will the process for those CStats who also hold the CSci award. The presentation will also summarise the outcome of the revalidation process in previous years and will clarify the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement that underpins revalidation. The meeting should be of interest to all Chartered Statisticians and to all Graduate Statisticians who are on the pathway to CStat status. There will be an opportunity to raise any outstanding questions.


1Q2018 (date to be confirmed) at the Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

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

Forum for recent GradStat awardees – the RSS and you

This meeting is primarily aimed at those 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 Ricky McGowan (r.mcgowan@rss.org.uk) so we are aware of the numbers attending.

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.