WA Young Statisticians

The Young Statisticians section of the SSAI WA Branch supports and runs events for:

  • WA-based undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying or have an interest in statistics; and
  • WA-based statisticians of any age who are in the first five years practising statistics

Members of the Young Statisticians section receive discounted membership of the SSAI, and are able to attend all their events, some also at discounted rates.  Members are also able to participate in events for young statisticians run by the SSAI Central Council – more information is available here.

Click here to find out how to join us or keep up to date with our news and events.


Young Statisticians’ workshops are held (approximately) every two years, the 2015 workshop will be held on Tuesday 29th September 2015. These workshops provide an opportunity for young statisticians in WA to share their work, to network and to meet and learn from industry and research leaders.

The Western Australian Young Statisticians’ Workshop 2015 and Sundowner

Vital Statistics

Run by the WA branch of the SSAI, the workshop is a full day program aimed at developing, maintaining and improving contact and support amongst young statisticians.

This year’s workshop themed “Vital Statistics” will provide university students, recent graduates and early—career statisticians with vital information in the various fields of statistics and possibilities for future careers.

The workshop and sundowner are great opportunities to exchange ideas and network with other young statisticians and leading members of WA’s statistical Community.

There will be people representing organisations you may like to collaborate with, work for or learn from; and you will hear from the experiences of several guest speakers:

  • Adrian Baddeley (Curtin University)
  • Ross Taplin (Curtin University)
  • Ian James (Murdoch University)
  • Anna Munday (Data Analysis Australia)
  • Carl Mackin (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
  • Julie Marsh (Telethon Institute)

We are also inviting young statisticians, including students to present their work.

Present a Talk or Poster at the Workshop

Young statisticians are encouraged to apply to present a 10 minute talk (plus 5 minutes for questions) or present a poster which will be displayed at the workshop along with a poster session where you will have the opportunity to answer questions related to your poster from workshop attendees. Talks and posters should be based on your experiences or research with statistics. The young statistician who presents the best talk will be given a prize of $200 and best poster prize is $50.

To apply to present a talk or poster, please email a title and abstract (up to 200 words) along with your name and organisation/university to Charley Budgeon. Applications to present a talk or poster close Friday 4th of September.


Please visit trybooking to register and download this flyer for more information.

Registrations close: Friday, 11th September 2015


Any enquiries regarding this event please contact Charley Budgeon.

Contact Matt Tuson if there are any enquiries regarding registrations.

May Meetings

The May monthly meeting of the SSAI WA Branch is set aside for young statisticians.  Members of the Young Statisticians section (including the previous year’s honours scholarship recipient(s)) can be invited to present a short seminar on their studies.  The Young Statisticians also holds occasional social events, and in alternate years a day-long conference for its members.  You might also be interested to know that currently three members of the Branch Council, including our representative, are members of the Young Statisticans section.

Honours Scholarship

The Young Statisticians offer a scholarship of $800 for outstanding WA-based students studying honours in statistics.  The prize is awarded to one student or shared equally between two students (i.e. $400 each); the prize also includes one year’s free membership of the SSAI.  Applications for the scholarship open early each year and the recipient(s) is announced at the May monthly meeting of the SSAI WA Branch. Although applications are now closed, Information regarding the 2016 scholarship is available here.

Join us or our mailing lists

To join us, simply apply for membership of the SSAI. We also have Facebook and LinkedIn groups (the name of both is “WA Young Statisticians – part of the Statistical Society of Australia Inc.”), and a mailing list (click here to join) that any young statistician in WA (not necessarily SSAI members) is welcome to join.


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