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Take a look at what we are getting up to this year!

Events in 2024

Statistics is a way of seeing things. It is not really a subject, but a way of looking at the world

Professor Pauline Barrieu

Wednesday 17 July 2024 (12.15pm - 1.15pm, Marshall Building Ground Floor)
Graduation Reception Drinks

The Department of Statistics will have a drinks reception for Undergraduate graduates to celebrate all of their hard work and enjoy canapes, music and drinks with family, friends, peers and teaching faculty. There will be a professional photographer present to capture this special time and they will be uploaded to Flickr soon after the event and can be downloaded for free! Keepsakes will also be provided to say congratulations. We are very proud of you all!

Thursday 20 June - Friday 21 June 2024 (10.30am – 5.30pm, Lee Kuan Yew Room, Arundel House, 6 Temple Place)
Research Showcase

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This two day in person event is an opportunity to find out more about the Department's research. It takes the form of a series of short talks and will provide an overview of the research activities of the Department's four research groups: Data Science, Probability in Finance and Insurance, Social Statistics and Time Series and Statistical Learning. The presentations will be accompanied by a poster session for students on 20 June, combined with a reception.

Find out more on our Research Showcase webpage!

Thursday 13 June 2024 (7pm - 10pm, NQ64)
End of term Party at NQ64!

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To help celebrate the end of term, the Department of Statistics is holding an event at NQ64 in Soho for all BSc and MSc Statistics students!

Details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 13 June 

Time: 7pm – 10pm (The venue closes at 03:00, and students are welcome to stay late).

Location: London Soho, 53-54 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 8SP 

Dress Code: While the venue has no specific dress code, students/PSS are expected to be appropriately dressed at all times. No workout or sportswear and no caps. 

Wednesday 22 May 2024, (2-4pm, COL.6.15)
The Cuddle Club dog therapy session

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To help celebrate Mental Health Awareness week, we had a wonderful dog therapy session for all our staff and students to attend! Many dogs from The Cuddle Club company came along to this theraputic event and they were so well behaved, beautiful and made our staff and students feel relaxed during the busy exam period. 

One student said: 

"The recent dog therapy session organised by our department was a delightful experience. Spending time with the therapy dogs provided a much-needed break from our studies and it also served as a reminder of the importance of self-care and mental well-being. It's wonderful to see our department prioritising initiatives like this to support students' holistic development. Thank you to everyone involved for organising such a heartwarming event!" —— Cici Tang.

Tuesday 7 May 2024, (4pm - 8pm, The Venue)
Ping Pong Party 

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Friday 15 March 2024, (6.30pm - midnight, The Waldorf)
Inaugural Student Ball

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Our inaugural student ball took place on 15 March 2024 at the Waldorf Hilton! 

Students celebrated their time at LSE and nearing the end of Winter term with their Statistics student community! 

Students enjoyed the following on the night at a subsidised cost: 

  • A welcome drink on arrival
  • ️A three course sit down meal
  • Half a bottle of wine per person or soft drinks during dinner
  • Entertainment throughout the evening
  • A photobooth
  • ️Drinks token to use on a alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks
  • A professional photographer capturing the evening
  • A DJ and a dancefloor 

Our dress code was Dress To Impress and students felt able to express themselves in a way that that feel comfortable with. 

Take a look at our wonderful promo video of the event!

Wednesday 13 March 2024, (6pm - 9pm, Alumni Centre)
Alumni Mixer

Alumni24WebThis year our Alumni Mixer event took place in the purpose built Alumni Centre on LSE campus.  This event was for our MSc and 3rd year BSc Statistics students to come along and ask any burning questions they had and to network! 

We had 15 amazing Statistics alumni in attendance at this informal drinks reception! Nibbles and drinks were available.  You can find photos of the event at our Flickr page

Thursday 29 February 2024, (6pm - 8pm)
Worshipful Company of Actuaries prize giving and talk

This WCA event included a talk titled “The decline in natural capital and why it matters”. The talk was delivered by external guest speakers Ian Trim. 
Ian is currently undertaking a PhD at Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Sustainability Institute.  He has 20 years’ experience in developing and delivering low carbon and sustainability programs in both the public and private sector. Prior to Guidehouse, where he works part time now,  Ian spent a decade in the UK Government including acting as the UK’s lead negotiator on carbon markets at the Paris COP, and leading the development of domestic policy focused on industrial and household energy efficiency. From 2011 to 2014, Ian worked for the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Moscow as the UK’s lead in Russia on climate and environment issues.”

The talk was ollowed by a catered networking opportunity between LSE Undergraduate Statistics students, WCA members and IFOA representatives. 

The event included a prize giving ceremony for the WCA Prize which is not a school prize and awarded by the WCA and is given to Undergraduate students from their penultimate year, awarded for outstanding / excellent achievement. 

Wednesday 21 February 2024, (3pm - 4.30pm, MAR.1.08)
Adam French talks about Entrepreneurships

Adam FrenchWEBAdam French (Stats Alum!) joined the Department of Statistics on 21 February to talk all things entrepreneurships! This event was for UG Statistics students only. 

Adam is a Partner at venture capital firm Houghton Street Ventures, where he invests in businesses founded by London School of Economics alumni and students. Additionally, he is a Non-Executive Director at the UK Fintech industry body Innovate Finance.

Prior to this, Adam was a co-founder of fintech unicorn Scalable Capital, which operates in the online investment space. Scalable currently employs over 450 people, has raised over $350m in venture capital funding and manages investments for over 1 million clients. Adam graduated from the LSE in 2007 with a BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics.

Nibbles and drinks were available.

Friday 2 February 2024, (1-3pm, Auditorium)
UG Townhall

Townhall WebWe hosted our first BSc Students Town Hall meeting on Friday 2 February 2024. The purpose of this meeting was to provide an opportunity for students on our BSc programmes to come together to discuss and share your experiences/feedback on your programme to date. We listened to your feedback and answered any questions/concerns students had about the programmes and time at LSE. The Town Hall meeting was an open-discussion forum where the Department worked together with students to create new educational initiatives, to improve existing educational provisions, and to build a strong learning community.  

This meeting was be led by Dr Pik Liew and joined by our Deputy Head of Department (Prof Wicher Bergsma), other BSc Programme Directors (Dr Sara Geneletti and Dr Christine Yuen), and first-year academic mentor (Dr Gelly Mitrodima).   

All students on our BSc programmes were encouraged to take part in this conversation.

UG/ PG lunches - ongoing

UG LunchesEach term students are invited to attend an informal social lunch organised by the department. This event is free of charge and an opportunity for them to socialise with peers and faculty members.