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Advisory Service

Stats Advisory Service

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides a statistical advisory service for all OU researchers – both PhD/MPhil students and staff. Our aim is to advise on the quantitative aspects of research problems in a wide variety of fields. The Statistical Advisory Service has two components, for postgraduate research students there are 'drop-in' sessions and appointments, for research staff the service is operated by appointment only.

Postgraduate Students Drop-in Sessions (Alan Turing Building):

Thursday: 10.30 – 12:20 in room 204 AT with Paul Garthwaite

Those sessions may vary on occasion so please contact us beforehand if you can.
If you are unable to make these sessions, please email

Research Staff:

The advisory service is run by Álvaro Faria and Paul Garthwaite.
Staff wanting statistical help should send an email for an appointment.

Contact us:
The Statistics Advisory Service Co-ordinator: Álvaro Faria
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes