Join the RSS
Data is all around us. Statistics help us make sense of that data, and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) provides a forum for all who are interested in doing so.
The RSS is active in a wide range of areas both directly and indirectly relevant to the study and application of statistics. Whether you are a user of statistics in your everyday professional life, interested in analysing data, a statistician practising in industry, commerce, government, education or research, a student of the subject, or simply have an interest in statistics, the Royal Statistical Society offers members a way to network, participate and stay informed. RSS President, John Pulinger, has spoken to StatsLife about what benefits membership brings to individuals who join the Society.
Fellow membership is open to all who have an interest in statistics and data analysis and formal qualifications are not necessary.
The benefits of membership
Fellows of the RSS are able to:
- Be part of a Society which promotes the understanding, development and application of statistics.
- Keep up to date with the world of statistics through our regular email updates with news, event listings, job adverts and more.
- Help the RSS in actively raising issues in evidence-based policy across a range of topics such as science, education, health, social inequality and the environment.
- Access quality publications such as the Society's three acclaimed journal series, as well as the highly popular and accessible Significance magazine, published together with the American Statistical Association.
- Take advantage of networking opportunities at the Society's 150+ meetings a year, held around the UK and internationally.
- Get discounts on conferences and courses including the RSS’s annual international conference and the professional development courses we run.
- Get involved with a local group or specialist section and attend talks, events and social activities, either locally or around a particular theme or application of statistics.
- Become professionally qualified with a Graduate Statistician (GradStat) or Chartered Statistician (CStat) professional award.
- Shape our future by voting in Council elections and at our AGM, or become Council members.