Thursday, 3 March 2016

Making a difference with Operational Research - An interactive workshop with Birkbeck Work Readiness Programme

Yesterday myself and two colleagues, Charlene Timewell and Ian Seath ran an interactive workshop for students from Birkbeck, University of London as part of their Work Readiness Programme

It was a really fun session with students required to take part in a 'bubble sort' exercise (which involved chocolate for the winners!) and a practical session solving a 4 month Pro Bono O.R. project with RSPCA in 40 minutes.  

The workshop also covered:
  • An introduction to O.R. and The OR Society
  • Career pathways into O.R. and how to gain experience, including getting involved with the O.R. in Schools initiative.
  • An introduction to the Pro Bono O.R. scheme including some example case studies.

We've had great feedback from the session and look forward to working with Birkbeck again in the future.

You can view the workshop slides here


For further information please contact me:
felicity.mcleister@theorsociety.com