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An interactive workshop run by Felicity McLeister, Charlene Timewell and Ian Seath, from the professional organisation and registered charity, The Operational Research Society.
Operational Research (O.R.) uses scientific methods to improve an organisation’s effectiveness. It can address a wide range of organisational improvements – for example strategy, systems, processes, operations, decision-making etc. By using a mix of ‘soft’ techniques to understand the social and organisational context, and mathematical modelling to analyse complex situations, O.R. can help to make more effective decisions and build more productive systems based on: more complete data, consideration of all available options, careful predictions of outcomes and estimates of risk and the latest decision tools and techniques.
The workshop will includes:
· 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.
· A practical session based on a project Pro Bono O.R. carried out with RSPCA.
This event was hosted by Birkbeck Careers & Employability