Student and Early Career Statisticians Network (SECS)

Our Vision

The NZSA Student and Early Career Network (formerly Young Statisticians Network) exists to support the next generation of statistics practitioners by providing a forum for networking, mentoring, outreach and professional development. The network aims to provide opportunities for SECS to actively participate in the statistical community.

Who is the Student and Early Career Statisticians Network for?

The SECS Network is for all students studying statistics or related disciplines at any level at a NZ tertiary institute and all early career statisticians that have graduated within the last 10 years.

What do the Student and Early Career Statisticians do?

Every year at the NZSA conference there is SECS Network event. There are also local events held around the country throughout the year. These include social gatherings, networking events, presentations, and career evenings. These events are a great way to make new connections and to keep up to date with the happenings in the wider world of statistics in a relaxed and social environment. See our events page for details of upcoming events or contact your local SECS rep about being added to the mailing list.

The Statistical Society of Australia also have an active community of student and early career statisticians. They hold a biennial Young Statisticians’ Conference. This is a great forum to meet other SECS outside of New Zealand and attending this conference is encouraged. The 2017 YS Conference will be held on the Gold Coast in September. We are working to strengthen the relationship with our Australian counterparts over the coming years.

The Australasian Region of the International Biometric Society offers free annual membership to full-time students.

Who are the Student and Early Career Statisticians Reps?

The SECS Network is led by a representative at the national level. This role involves coordinating the SECS event calendar and representing the SECS on the NZSA Committee. Currently the role is shared, the representatives are: Muskaan and Rory Ellis.

Regional representatives are an important part of creating an active SECS Network in New Zealand. There is currently no representative in the Waikato region. To become a rep for your region or to nominate someone, email the current national reps ( and

The current regional representatives are:

How do I get involved with the Students and Early Career  Statisticians?

Our Facebook page is the best way to find out about national and regional events. It also provides a forum for sharing job vacancies and interesting statistics articles.

There is also an email mailing list for each region. To subscribe to this mailing list, email your local representative or the national representative.

We would also love to hear from you if you have ideas for events or presentations / useful skills you would like to share with the network.