Promote statistical careers

Get involved with promoting statistical careers to young people. Help students to understand the value, excitement and interest in careers involving data and statistics.

We’ve produced “Your career today is a… statistician” workshop resources to help you deliver workshops in schools. To be kept informed of updates to this work, contact Scott Keir, head of education and statistical literacy, s.keir@rss.org.uk.

Your career today is a… statistician workshop resources

Produced by statisticians working in pharmaceuticals, marketing, engineering and Government, and tested in schools, these workshop resources support Fellows to deliver a careers workshop to upper secondary school students. The workshops offer a realistic taster of what a career as a statistician is like – analysing data, solving practical problems, working in teams and communicating results.

Full instructions are provided in the instructions for leaders and the individual workshop leaders’ instructions.

Download the Your career today is a statistician complete set (ZIP) or individually:

Joining a network

If you are not in contact with your local school already through a parent-teacher association, Governorship or other local connection, the STEM Ambassadors scheme can help you to get contact with local schools across the UK. Become a STEM Ambassador to enthuse young people in statistics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects. Teachers are in regular contact with the STEM Ambassador network and can request STEM Ambassadors to take part in careers events, workshops or talks, or other activities that highlight the value of statistics and data. Be sure to indicate you are a member of the RSS on the STEM Ambassadors application form. Fellows in the pharmaceutical or chemical industries may be interested in the related SIP Ambassador programme. The RGS-IBG Geography Ambassadors scheme supports Fellows working in the discipline of geography.