One new year’s resolution you can keep

One new year’s resolution you can keep

It’s a new year, which means 1/3 of us Britain’s make a resolution. Whether it’s hitting the gym (in an attempt to get fit and healthy) or save money (for that long awaited holiday), it’s a chance to reflect on the year behind you and look at what you want to achieve in the year ahead. This year, I want you to set another new year’s resolution that you’ll pledge to work on throughout the year. Although rather than asking you do to something for yourself, I want you to make a resolution for me:

"I’ll volunteer at ONE outreach event 
for The OR Society this year"

It doesn’t seem much when you say it like that. And it’s not - one event means one day or even one hour. That time might not make a difference to you, but it makes a huge difference to the students or other members you’ll meet. You may choose to visit a school or university, or attend an exhibition (such as The Big Bang Fair in March). 

Wherever you land, you’ll talk to young people about what operational research is, what your role involves and why you think OR is a great career choice. It’s your chance to share the reasons why you’re passionate about the job.

We’ve got loads of events coming up over the next six months but we always add more to this list as we’re invited, so do check the website for the latest opportunities: 

Upcoming Events

Alternatively, if you are making arrangements to visit a school or college to talk about what you do, please let us know! Not only is it important we record these interactions, but we can provide you with free resources such as leaflets, magazines, pens, pencils and other small treats. We’re here to support you every step of the way and can also provide PowerPoint templates, videos, interactive exercises and much more to teach and entertain.

Volunteer Training in 2018:

Manchester: Tue 6 Feb 2018, 17:00 – 19:00 

Leicester: Tue 6 March 2018, 15:00 – 17:00

York: Thu 12 April 2018, 14.00 – 16:00 

Liverpool: Tuesday 1st May 2018, 16.00 - 18.00

Bradford: Tue 15th May 2018, 17.00 – 19.00 

Made your resolution? Wondering who else has?

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