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New continuous professional development (CPD) log now available!

A new continuous professional development (CPD) log is now available. This new template reflects changes from Civil Service competencies to Civil Service behaviours. The new log has clear instructions on how to use it and should be quicker and easier to complete, with better functionality.  For example, the new log keeps a running tally of […]

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GSS Newsletter: May 2019

News | Newsletter

May’s newsletter for the Government Statistical Service (GSS) was sent out today. It includes latest news, blogs, events, vacancies and learning and development updates from across the GSS. Want to subscribe? You can subscribe for the monthly GSS newsletter if you haven’t done so already. Subscribed with .gsi email address? If you already subscribe but […]

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New online learning opporunities

News | Learning and development

The Learning Academy are excited to share with you more new online learning modules available for all staff in the Government Statistical Service (GSS) free of charge! Courses now available as online modules Introduction to administrative data Introduction to statistical disclosure control Introduction to data ethics Introduction to quality in statistics Introduction to data linking […]

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Apply now for the next round of the Data Science Accelerator

News | Learning and development

Dear colleagues, We are now open for applications to the next cohort of the Data Science Accelerator (August – October 2019 intake). We’re also recruiting data scientists to volunteer their time as mentors. If you or a colleague is interested in volunteering as a mentor, please kindly let me know as soon as possible. The Accelerator is an award-winning up-skilling programme which has been […]

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Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) priorities for 2019 to 2020

The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) has recently published its business plan and regulatory work programme for 2019 to 2020. The business plan gives a sense of the ambition of the office over the coming years and provides details of specific projects planned within the 2019/2020 work programme. The enduring aim of our work programme […]

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GSS Conference 2019: abstract submission is now open

News | Upcoming events

The GSS conference committee is now accepting abstract submissions for this year’s conference, which will take place in Edinburgh on 1 and 2 October 2019. For information and guidance on how to submit an abstract for the conference, see the event page. Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 28 June 2019. […]

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GSS Newsletter: April 2019

April’s newsletter for the Government Statistical Service (GSS) was sent out today. It includes latest news, blogs, events, vacancies and learning and development updates from across the GSS such as the newly launched GSS People Plan and the 24th GSS Methodology Symposium. Want to subscribe? You can subscribe for the monthly GSS newsletter if you […]

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Data Science Campus MDataGov Sponsorship 2019-2020

News | Learning and development

Following the successful Data Science Campus master sponsorship which we offered in 2016, 2017 and 2018, we are pleased to sponsor another cohort of civil servants to start the MSc in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov) in the 2019 to 2020 academic year. The Data Science Campus sponsorship is subject to the MDataGov application being […]

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GSS Newsletter: March 2019

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March’s newsletter for the Government Statistical Service (GSS) was sent out last week. It includes latest news, blogs, events, vacancies and learning and development updates from across the GSS. Want to subscribe? You can subscribe for the monthly GSS newsletter if you haven’t done so already. Subscribed with .gsi email address? If you already subscribe […]

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