The Research Students' Conference in Probability and Statistics will run from Monday 7th April to Thursday 10th April 2003. It will be hosted by the University of Surrey.
It is organised by postgraduates, for postgraduates, providing a friendly environment for students to meet others with similar interests. The RSC has become rather popular through the years, and now in it's 26th year we are expecting over 130 delegates to attend.
For many students, this conference will provide their first experience of presenting a talk or a poster, and delegates are also given the opportunity to chair a session. Students who are attending the event for the first time often choose not to present their work, however they still benefit from attending the talks and meeting people who are working in a similar field.
If delegates decide to present their work, they can do so in the form of a talk or a poster. The talks will generally be of 15 minute duration, but we plan to offer the option of longer talks as well.
Talks will run in (probably 3) parallel sessions in the Austin Pearce building. Once the timetable has been decided, it must be strictly adhered to. This will be the responsibility of the chair person who will be given appropriate instructions upon arrival.
The delegates' posters will be situated in the Austin Pearce concourse outside the meeting rooms, throughout the conference, and delegates will have a special opportunity to peruse them over tea and coffee, during a special 'poster session'.
On the afternoon of Wednesday 9th April a 'Meet the Sponsors' wine reception will be held in the Austin Pearce concourse. Sponsors are welcome to display a manned or unmanned stand at the reception, which will provide an informal and relaxed environment for delegates and sponsors to find our more about each other.
The cost of this year's conference is 155 pounds (180 pounds for those wanting en-suite accommodation).
The organisers this year are Alex Glaser, Debbie Bennett and Ian Purvey. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors who make the event possible, all those within the Mathematics and Statistics Department who have helped and the Conference Office of the University of Surrey.