UKCOTS 2024: Teaching Statistics in HE, across all disciplines

The RSS Teaching Statistics Section are delighted to announce that the first UK Conference on Teaching Statistics (UKCOTS) will be held at the University of Manchester, 13-14 June, 2024. The 2024 UKCOTS conference will also host the Annual Conference for Teachers of Statistics in Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (known as ‘Burwalls’).

UKCOTS is for everyone with an interest in the teaching of statistics in higher education in whatever department or discipline. While the primary intended audience is statistics educators working in higher education, the conference is open to all, including those interested in pre-18 statistics education, or in professional training.

We are looking forward to hearing the best ideas and approaches from across the academic spectrum, so do put the dates in your diary.

Call for poster presentations

All oral presentation slots have now been filled, but if you are interested in presenting a poster please send a title and an abstract of no more than 400 words to by 17:00 on Wednesday 8th May.

Timeline

The following is the timeline for deadlines and other dates prior to the conference start on 13 June, 2024:

Registration (now open)

Registration is now open and can be done here.

The registration fee is £160 for two days, and £100 for one day.

Programme

The latest draft programme of events, including all presentations is available in the document programme.pdf.

Conference mailing list

We have a mailing list for regular updates updates about the conference. To subscribe, go to https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ukcots and and click Subscribe or Unsubscribe listed under Options.

Conference venue

The conference will be held in the Alan Turing building (Upper Brook Street, Manchester, M13 9SR; interactive map), about a mile from the city centre and the major stations.

Accomodation and dining in Manchester

On the dates of the conference, the University of Manchester’s university accommodation is not available for use by conference attendees. However, Manchester is packed out with hotels at a range of prices, and there are plenty of hotel booking sites (plus Premier Inns!) from which you can choose one that suits you.

The conference fee includes coffee/tea/etc plus lunch. We are not planning a formal conference dinner. However, we are planning to reserve an area in the city centre for the Thursday evening where delegates can buy a meal from a range of delicious eateries and then sit together. The previous evening we will nominate a pub where those who have arrived early can gather to drink, eat and make data. When you register, you will be asked to indicate whether you are interested in either of these events so that we can gauge rough numbers. We will firm up details closer to the conference.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact us at .