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

2:00pm-3:30pm (BST) Tuesday 23 May 2017  (a free-to-attend webinar)

The RSS Graduate Statistician (GradStat) mentoring scheme – how to benefit from participation as a mentor or mentee 

Presenters: Sarah Barker (Royal Statistical Society), Paul Baxter (University of Leeds) and Apostolos Fakis (Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

The RSS mentoring scheme was set up in 2008, with the aim of providing help and advice to GradStats on how to progress their careers and document their professional experience and development, with the aim of making a strong application for Chartered Statistician (CStat) status. Over 100 mentees and over 50 mentors have participated in the scheme to date. 

Sarah Barker will provide an overview of the scheme and how it operates, including how to apply and mentor-mentee matching process.

Paul Baxter and Apostolos Fakis will give an account of their experiences from the mentor and mentee perspective, including how participation in the scheme has been of benefit to them, what challenges they have faced and what advice they would offer to existing and potential mentors and mentees.  

This webinar will be of interest to mentors and mentees who have already joined the scheme, Chartered Statisticians who are considering volunteering as a mentor and Graduate Statisticians who want to find out more about how the scheme could benefit them.

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