ATASS Sports seeks out opportunities to get involved in our local community, and provides support to staff wishing to engage in individual voluntary work. Recognising that many staff members have analytical expertise, we try to utilise these skills to the greatest extent possible, with recent initiatives including mathematical tutoring and interview preparation for local sixth-formers.
Building strong relationships with academic and educational communities is really important to us. In recent years, we have developed close ties with mathematical societies at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and have supported several sports modelling PhD projects at Lancaster University through the STORi programme. We were the headline sponsor of the 2015 Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Conference in Exeter, and we have forged strong links with the RSS Young Statisticians Section, whose events we regularly support. We are also long-standing supporters of the Research Students Conference (RSC) in Probability and Statistics, and delivered the final keynote talk at RSC 2019.
We are an industrial partner for the Exeter Mathematics Certificate at Exeter Mathematics School, where we organise and supervise real-world mathematical modelling problems for A-level students. In addition, some of our researchers have developed and delivered mathematical activities for school students via the STEM Ambassadors scheme and other local initiatives.
Finally, each year at Oxygen House we run introductory training workshops on learning R through sports modelling, which are offered free of charge to undergraduates and postgraduates from around the country. For details on our latest workshop, and how to apply, please refer to the News section of our website.