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Maths is FUNdamental - The OR Society Volunteer Training

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 (revised date: Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017)
ORinSchools (ORiS)

 Think O.R. and Maths is important but not sure how you could promote it?

 Volunteers are a fundamental part of the outreach work we do - whether that's giving a career talk, attending a university job fair or running a workshop at a local school, an O.R. professional has the ability to enthuse, motivate and inspire younger students. 


The OR in Schools (ORiS) initiative, set up 10 years ago, promotes O.R. to young people and their teachers. It was created after a review highlighted a lack of awareness around O.R. and in a bid to fulfil the Society’s vision that “every school child knows what O.R. is”. ORiS connects with schools, colleges, and universities across the UK with the aim to engage and encourage young people to actively participate in Maths and O.R. techniques. ORiS want students to better understand where and why maths and O.R. might be used (and hopefully even consider it as a career).

Volunteers are an essential part of this – and we need even more members to share their expertise. Through an educational visit, young people are given the opportunity to actively engage with O.R. techniques and to better understand where and why they might be used. This can make all the difference - and set a student on the path to becoming an O.R. member themself!

We’re running three training sessions for volunteers so you have all the information they need to get involved. The training will include an overview of what the OR in Schools (ORiS) initiative is all about, the type of visits you could get involved in and practical tips to get started. You'll get the chance to take part in fun activities (such as playing with lego or board games) and of course the opportunity to network with others. We promise it will be lots of fun, and will equip you with the skills you need to run these workshops.

No prior experience is necessary - just enthusiasm to show young people how important maths and O.R. is!


1. Bristol – Monday 9th October 2017  (16:00 – 18:00)

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2. South Wales – Wednesday 25th October 2017 (14:00 – 16:00)

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3. Brighton – Thurs 2nd November 2017 (15:00 – 18:00)

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