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Working with Us

Prof. Jon Forster
Head of Department
The Department of Statistics works with individuals and partner organisations outside the University of Warwick. Both our Applied Statistics and Risk Unit (AS&RU) and the Warwick Centre for the Application of Mathematical and Computing Sciences (CAMaCS), a joint venture with Warwick Mathematics and Computer Science departments, are engaged in collaboration with business, government and industry on joint research projects making a real impact. We also have a range of outreach projects, with school students and the wider public, communicating key ideas from across the disciplines of Statistics and Probability.


The Applied Statistics & Risk Unit (AS&RU) is a research unit specialising in developing innovative solutions with business, industry and government partners. AS&RU is situated within the Statistics department at the University of Warwick. AS&RU has a remit to encourage and co-ordinate external partnerships which give rise to new research avenues and enable the early applications of theoretical, methodological and algorithmic developments.


The Centre for Applications of Mathematical & Computing Sciences (CAMaCS) is a new centre designed to link Warwick’s world-leading research in the departments of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science with external partners to bring benefits to society through impact. CAMaCS establishes new forms of partnership across interdisciplinary boundaries within academia as well as across inter-sectoral boundaries between academia and public, private, and third sectors. CAMaCS builds on strong name recognition through its world leading scientific platform for innovation, a strong culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, and 30 years of institutional experience in large-scale knowledge exchange as evidenced in (for example) the successes of the Warwick Manufacturing Group in applied manufacturing engineering.



Our team combines passion, creativity and innovation to inspire young minds and maximise their potential, through unique opportunities both in school and on campus. Our work spans many geographical reaches, supporting young people and their parents/carers to make informed decisions on a local, regional and national level.

We run a wide range of events and activities for young people aged between 9 and 19, targeted at state school educated students, students who would be the first in their family to attend university, students from low socio-economic backgrounds and students who come from neighbourhoods where there is low progression to higher education.