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The Winton Group invests in Excellence at Warwick
One of the UKs most successful global investment managers, The Winton Group, has partnered with the University of Warwick to recognise the best in Computer Science, Statistics and Physics.
As part of a 5-year deal, Winton will support prizes for the very best students in Data Analytics, Computer Science, Statistics and Physics at Warwick.
Commenting on the new prizes, Professor Stephen Jarvis, Head of Computer Science at Warwick, said ‘This is a great opportunity for our brightest and best students. As well as the prize money, the winners will be able to meet with Winton’s representatives and get to know more about this highly successful business.’
Winton’s founder, David Harding, has been at the forefront of data-driven, systematic investment management for 30 years, and the business is renowned for its commitment to employing the brightest scientific minds to secure long term returns for their clients.
Winton is also well-known for its philanthropic commitments, supporting education and public engagement with science across many areas. In December 2016, the new Mathematics: The Winton Gallery opened at The Science Museum, funded by Winton Philanthropies. The gallery showcases the importance and relevance of Mathematics to our everyday existence, and is free to visit.
Professor Mark Steel, Head of Statistics at Warwick, commented: ‘We are delighted that Winton has recognised Warwick as a key partner for Statistics. The Mathematical Sciences as a whole underpin everything that modern society has been built on, and it is wonderful to be able to reward our best students in this way- our thanks to Winton for these prizes.’
Warwick has recently undertaken a commitment to grow the Mathematical Sciences by 40% in the next decade and is currently raising philanthropic support for a new building which will house some of the best researchers in this field.
Warwick Statistics now ranked 24th in QS World Rankings
The new QS World University Rankings by Subject were published on 8th March 2017, and Warwick Statistics has risen in the rankings from 39th last year to 24th this year. The department is now ranked 4th in the UK and 5th in Europe.
A press release detailing how the University of Warwick performed in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject can be found here.
The National Student Survey 2017
The National Student Survey (NSS) 2017 is now open to graduating students. All final year students in the Department of Statistics are very much encouraged to complete the survey.
NSS is a national survey of the opinions of graduating students at Universities across the United Kingdom. Students are asked to express their levels of satisfaction about various aspects of their course. The survey is undertaken by Ipsos MORI. They will email you with details on how to complete the survey and with a personalised web link. Alternatively, you can complete the survey by going directly to http://www.thestudentsurvey.com or following the link at http://go.warwick.ac.uk/nss (which also has some further information).
We hope you will participate: it’s very important to the University and the Statistics Department to get your feedback, which is used to improve the course for future students, and helps prospective students make choices between different courses and universities. However if you choose not to participate then we recommend you officially opt out, for example by following the link from the FAQ page on the survey site. This will prevent Ipsos MORI contacting you about the survey later.
The survey opened on Monday and closes on 30th April 2017. Your views will be passed to the Department by Ipsos MORI in an anonymised form.
For every student that completes the NSS, the Department of Statistics will donate £3 to the Warwick Cancer Research Centre:
Additionally, students completing the survey online before 3rdMarch 2017, will have a £5 credit will be applied to their Eating at Warwick card.