Improve your stats skills with BSAS workshop

Scientists who stumble over statistics and need a hand getting to grips with numbers are being offered the chance to develop their skills thanks to BSAS’s latest workshop.

The society’s annual R and Statistics Workshop promises to add fun to learning about stats through a practical, two-day practical techniques course designed to make the 
subject clear and straightforward.

Held at the University of Cumbria on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 September 2017, the workshop will refresh delegates’ knowledge of statistics and experimental designs, whilst also teaching them about statistical software and programming language R.

Aimed primarily at postgraduate students studying any animal science related topic, it is also open to BSAS members who want to learn R or revise their skills. The workshop assumes no background in programming or R.

Under the guidance of tutor Dr Davina Hill - who teaches Research Methods and Data Analysis modules to undergraduates at the University of Cumbria - delegates will learn a range of subjects, including writing scripts to examine and process data, producing graphics, and how to use statistical tests in their work.

Students can attend the workshop for a discounted rate of just £50, which includes food and one night’s accommodation.

For non-BSAS members the workshop costs £125, plus accommodation and evening meal costs. You can join BSAS as a postgraduate member for £35, or as a full member for £70.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, visit the BSAS events page, or email