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O.R. in Schools – See Us At …

Every year we travel up and down the country visiting schools, colleges and universities to give students a taste of Operational Research (O.R.). Whilst we hold our own annual careers fair in Birmingham every year  (, we also visit other universities to attend their career fairs and large scale events such as The Big Bang Fair, New Scientist Live and Greenwich Maths Festival. Read on for a list of where we visit and when – and come say hi if we’re near you!!


Each academic year we visit universities up and down the country and take part in their annual career fairs. You can find us at the following universities:

  • University of Surrey – Wednesday 11th October 2017
  • University of York – Wednesday 18th October 2017
  • University of Birmingham – Wednesday 18th October 2017
  • University of St. Andrews – Wednesday 18th October 2017
  • University of Warwick – Thursday 19th October 2017
  • University of Southampton – Wednesday 1st November 2017
  • University of Essex – Thursday 2nd November 2017
  • University of Teesside – Friday 3rd November 2017
  • University of Exeter – Tuesday 7th November 2017
  • Sheffield Hallam University – Tuesday 7th November 2017
  • Plymouth University – Wednesday 8th November 2017
  • University of South Wales – Thursday 9th November 2017
  • Chester University Careers Fair – Monday 13th November 2017
  • Bath University – Thursday 16th November 2017
  • Lancaster University – Wednesday 22nd November 2017
  • University of South Wales – Tuesday 28th November 2017


If there’s a big event happening, chances are that we’re attending it. We’ve got interactive games, freebies to give away and of course information about what a career in O.R. looks like! Keep your eyes peeled at the following events for us:

  • Southampton #MonsterConfidence STEM Fair – Wednesday 11th October 2017
  • Buckinghamshire Skills Show – Saturday 14th October 2017
  • Sheffield #MonsterConfidence STEM Fair – Friday 27th October 2017
  • The OR Society (Our annual careers open day) – Wednesday 15th November 2017
  • Exeter Outreach Day – Wednesday 28th February 2018
  • Big Bang Fair: Wednesday 14th March to Saturday 17th March 2018
  •  London Sixth Form – Wednesday 2nd May 2018
  • Big Bang London: Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July 2018
  • STEM Summer Schools (York) - 2018
  • Techniquest (Cardiff) - 2018
  • Greenwich Maths Festival (London) - 2018

If you want more details on any of the above, drop us a line ( or alternatively tweet us @ORinSchools or @TheORSociety.