The City of Sheffield

Known the world over as “The Steel City”, Sheffield was famed for its industry in the heyday of the 1900’s and remains a city of innovation to this day. However the smoking chimney stacks are no more and instead you’ll find a green, modern cityscape set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park. We have a friendly, independent and alternative spirit that you won’t find in other cities, alongside a thriving cultural scene boasting award-winning theatre, beer, music, festivals, street art and so much more. It’s all here waiting for you: Welcome to Sheffield.

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The University of Sheffield

At the time of the University's foundation in 1905 there were 114 full-time students reading for degrees in Arts, Pure Science, Medicine and Applied Science. Today, the University plays host to almost 28,000 students, is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities and is a Top 100 university. Sheffield Students' Union has been voted number 1 in the UK by the Times Higher Education awards every year since 2009.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at Sheffield have a strong tradition of making important contributions to all branches of mathematics. In the last Research Excellence Framework, 89% of their research was acknowledged as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', putting them in the top 10 universities in the Russell Group for research output.



The RSC is an annual conference that is organised by students, for students, and open to PhD students or equivalent in any field relating to probability or statistics. The next conference will take place 24-27th July 2018 at the University of Sheffield.

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