RSS Policy groups
The RSS has expert groups that focus on the Society’s policy work in specific areas:
The Academic Affairs Advisory Group
The Academic Affairs Advisory Group (AAAG) is a volunteer-led group with an interest in policy surrounding statistics and academia. The purpose of the group is to provide formal recognition within the RSS of statisticians working within UK universities and to give guidance and support for the Society’s activities relating to this community. It is chaired by the RSS vice-president for academic affairs. Membership is at the invitation of the chair, ideally taking into account diversity and experience of potential members, to ensure there is a breadth of expertise and backgrounds.
The group’s activities include:
- Reviewing and monitoring the strength of statistics as an academic discipline in UK universities
- Supporting the work of the Society and of individual fellows in liaising with Research Councils and with other learned societies
- Contributing to responses to consultations and policy initiatives that may have an impact on academic statisticians
- As required, advising Council on the Society’s arrangements to support academic statisticians.
For more details about AAAG please email email@example.com
The National Statistics Advisory Group
Official statistics provide the cornerstone of the evidence needed to
generate informed debate and drive good decision making. The National
Statistics Advisory Group (NSAG) is a group of volunteers with a strong
interest in a range of policy issues surrounding the UK's official
statistics system. We help to develop the Society's policy on official
statistics, on behalf of RSS Council and in an advisory capacity to the
NSAG has had, over the years, significant impact on the development
of official statistics in the UK; contributing to the RSS’s work in
areas such as inflation measurement and the development of legislation
on data sharing. We have also given evidence to parliament on the
further development of UK’s statistical system. For more details about
NSAG please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Education Policy Advisory Group
The policy work of The Education Policy Advisory Group (EPAG) seeks
to influence education curricula and policy to improve the quality of
the teaching, learning and assessment of statistics and data.
The EPAG provides advice and helps to formulate the Society’s
consultation responses, research and policy work in statistical
education. The EPAG also liaises on behalf of the Society with other key
influencing organisations on education research and policy.
It holds at least one meeting each year, usually at the Society’s
London office, and occasional telephone conferences as needed. To find
out more contact: email@example.com.