The Research Students’ Conference (RSC) in Probability and Statistics is an annual conference for post-graduate research students in all areas of probability and statistics. Organised and hosted by PhD students, the conference provides a friendly environment for students to meet others with similar interests.
The 42nd edition of the RSC will take place on the 18th-21st of June 2019 at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus. The university was founded in 1955 and currently has more than 22,000 students from over 130 different countries. Exeter is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive UK universities and was named the Sunday Times University of the Year in 2013, and the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2005. Streatham Campus is the largest of Exeter’s four campuses and is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country.
The RSC prides itself on allowing all participants the chance to present their work should they wish to, in the form of either a talk or a poster. In order for the event to run effectively, everyone wishing to present their work will be asked to send an abstract to the organising committee a month prior to the conference.
Delegates are encouraged to disseminate their work in the form of an oral presentation. Talks will be 15 minutes long with a further 5 minutes for questions. If they have not yet obtained any results, students are welcome to present a more general talk on their research area, including what their future work may involve.
Participants will also have the opportunity to present a poster. Attendees will have the chance to meet and chat with the authors, as well as some representatives from the sponsoring companies.
Each presentation session will require a chairperson and more information about this role, and instructions for those presenting, can be found here.