March event: Careers in Statistics

All members, especially young statisticians, are welcome to the following event on careers in statistics taking place on Wednesday 26th March 2014, starting from 1pm.

This *free* event is designed to broaden the horizons of career-young statisticians through showcasing the wide range of different statistical careers that are available. Statistics covers fields as diverse as medicine, finance, industry, environment, government and academia. There will be a range of talks from these areas with invaluable networking opportunities.

Speakers are confirmed from Phastar, AstraZeneca, Sparx, NowGen, Department of Work and Pensions, and other companies based in northern England.

The event is intended for anyone about to embark on, or at the beginning of, their statistical career, so whether you have already begun to specialise in a particular area of statistics or are still studying, the day is sure to be of great value.

The event is *free of charge* but we do ask participants to register at

Venue: Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester.
This is building is #46 on the campus map where you can also find travel information.:


1:00 – 1:30  Arrival

1:30 – 3:00  Session 1 – including talks from Royal statistical society, an environmental statistician, department of work and pensions, and a Professor of Medical Statistics.

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee and Refreshments

3:30 – 5:00 Session 2 – including talks from Astrazeneca, Phastar, NowGen and a local clinical trials unit

5:00 Wine reception and networking

This is jointly organised by University of Manchester School of Mathematics, and the Royal Statistical Society (Young Statisticians’ Section and Manchester Local Group).

Please direct any queries about the event to Matthew Sperrin:

We look forward to seeing you in Manchester!

Organising Committee:
Peter Foster
Christiana Charalambous
Mark Pilling
Elizabeth Boggis
Matthew Sperrin