Society to host conference on stats in universities

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The Royal Statistical Society is co-hosting a one-day conference on the way in which statistics is taught in higher education on 13 May 2013.
The conference, titled ‘Teaching Statistics in Universities: Where to next?’ will feature talks by a number of experts, including Roger Porkess, former chief executive of Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and author of last year’s RSS report, Future of statistics in our schools and colleges (opens as a pdf). RSS vice-president Kevin McConway will talk about the future of academic statistics in the UK and Gillian Lancaster from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Lancaster University, will examine the future of postgraduate taught courses in statistics.
The conference is being co-hosted by the Society’s Medical Section and ASLU (the Association of Statistics Lecturers in Universities). The importance of statistics for medical students will also be addressed by Gill Price (UEA), Annie Herbert (UCL) and Jenny Freeman, also a vice president of the RSS. Nasrollah Saebi of Kingston University will start off the day with a talk explaining the role of ASLU in statistical education.
The talks will be followed by a discussion of statistics curricula in universities.
Further information and registration details are available on the RSS events page.


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