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Making a difference with OR – an interactive workshop with Birkbeck College

making-a-difference-with-operational-research-1-638Yesterday, Charlene Timewell and Felicity McLeister from the OR Society, and I ran an interactive workshop for students from Birkbeck, University of London as part of their Work Readiness Programme.

It was a really fun session with students required to take part in a ‘bubble sort’ exercise (which involved chocolate for the winners!) and a practical session carrying out a 4 month Pro Bono O.R. project “Modelling the UK Dog Population” in 40 minutes.

The workshop also covered:

  • 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.

We’ve had great feedback from the session and look forward to working with Birkbeck again in the future.

You can view the workshop slides here.


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