The Department held its annual Postgraduate Open Day function on Wednesday 17 August 2016. More than a 100 students came to listen to our lecturers speak about our exciting postgraduate programmes. Dr Sebnem Er promoted our Honours programme where we offer students a chance to increase their knowledge in statistical theory while applying these methods to a wide range of problems from finance and public health, to industry. A/Prof Sugnet Lubbe introduced our students to our exciting new MSc degrees in Data Science, and Advanced Analytics and Decision Sciences. The highlight of the afternoon was a talk by Mr Paul Shortridge of Incline, a data-driven niche marketing firm, where he emphasised the power of a postgraduate degree in statistics and the value of analysts in industry. Our HoD, A/Prof Francesca Little, then treated us all to a hot biryani lunch; a perfect end to an exciting afternoon.