Student Day

PSI were delighted to announce that for the first time this year we introduced a “student day” where students who are studying for a BSc, MSc or PhD could attend the first full day of the conference (Monday 3rd June) at a reduced rate and experience all that our professional conference had to offer.

PSI offered this reduced rate as a way of giving something back to the statistical community and also as a way of investing in the future talent, which we know we need in the industry.

We hoped this gave students the opportunity to experience a taste of what a professional conference is like and would have enabled them to:

  • Interact with statisticians, programmers and data scientists who have experience in the industry and to listen to the wide variety of talks on offer, which this year include;

    • Decision making, analysing safety data, estimands, remote data monitoring, innovative trial design, data science and machine learning, analysing non-continuous data, remote data monitoring and a soft skills workshop on impact and influence.

  • Speak to all the company exhibitors during the tea and coffee breaks or over lunch.  This is a rare opportunity to speak to this many companies at once and find out about potential career opportunities.

  • Listen to our Career Young Statisticians session - a session in which all the presenters are “Career Young”, so have less than 5 years industry experience

  • Attend a networking event for anyone who is career young and is organised by the PSI CALC (Careers and Academic Liaison Committee).  This usually follows the Career Young presentations.

  • Attend our evening poster session to learn about all the exciting work going on in the industry at the moment.  

  • Listen to our keynote speaker on that day – John Pullinger, the UK national Statistician and principal adviser to the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) and Government on official statistics and Head of the Government Statistical Service (GSS).

The conference ran from 9am – 7pm on Monday 3rd June and the discounted price for students was £30 for the day and included lunch and coffee breaks on that day.  Please note that students were responsible for their own travel costs and there was a limit of 30 places available at this reduced cost, on a first come first served basis.  To qualify for this discounted rate, applicants needed to become student members of PSI. This is a free membership to obtain and all the details and the application form can be found here.

Once the student had their membership approved they needed to register for the conference and select the student day registration type and enter their PSI membership number.

We are aware that the timing of the conference is not ideal given the potential clash with university end of year examinations, but we are hopeful that some students might have finished their exams by this date or may not have to take any this academic year.

If you have any further questions regarding the student day then please email khargrea@amgen.com or psi2019conference@mci-group.com.


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