Promoting statistics

The Society supports a number of initiatives that promote good use of statistics in the media and in schools (see below). We also celebrate good statistical practice through our Excellence Awards and Honours.

External Honours Panel

The RSS convenes an External Honours Panel to consider nominations for Civil Honours from the UK Government, and other awards.  

RSS statistical ambassadors

We train and support professional statisticians to help them engage and talk about statistics in the media and in public


These short, practical statistics activities are for use by our members at careers fairs, festivals and in schools

Become a school governor

Schools and colleges in England and Wales are overseen by boards of governors. Volunteer governors oversee the overall strategy, review the school’s performance and scrutinise the school’s budget.

Inspire school students

Opportunities to get involved in promoting statistics and statistical careers to young people.

William Guy Lecture

A prestigious volunteer role intended to recognise Fellows with a successful track record in undertaking school outreach activities.