BSAS R Stats Workshop

27 Sep 2021

On the 17th – 18th of August, Davina Hill, a lecturer in Welfare Physiology, led the 9th annual BSAS R and Statistics Workshop, which took place virtually via a series of informative lectures and practical breakout sessions. Attendees to this hugely popular event included BSc, MSc and PhD students, lecturers, and industrial scientists, from organisations across the UK and Ireland.

While earlier workshops took place in person at the Universities of Leeds and Cumbria, in 2020 the Society changed to an online format to ensure members did not miss out on key skills training during the pandemic.  Feedback on the new format proved to be extremely positive, which inspired the decision to run with an online delivery, again in 2021.

This year Davina was supported by two new graduate tutors, Lucy Ross, a PhD student at the University of Nottingham and Chair of the BSAS Early Career Council, and Viola Farci, a PhD student at the University of Glasgow and a member of the BSAS Early Career Council and BSAS Accreditation and CPD sub-committee. Both Lucy and Viola did an exemplary job in fielding questions in the breakout groups thanks to their statistics expertise and approachable manner.

‘These workshops are always a lot of fun, and attract a good mixture of people from academia, animal charities and industry seeking to expand their skills. What I enjoy most about teaching this course is breaking down obstacles and helping people see that Statistics isn’t so scary after all.

We were delighted to receive such positive feedback for the course once again and look forward to celebrating the milestone of a 10th BSAS R and Statistics Workshop next year.’ Davina Hill