Created and ran by Actuarial Students, for Actuarial Students

As SAS is a large and dynamic society, it is too large to be overseen by just one person. Therefore, a series of committees are in place to allow us to bring you the best service and opportunities. For each committee, there are directors who manage them to ensure everything runs smoothly within, and are responsible for organising any events related.

At the end of each year, SAS accepts applications for new committee directors - allowing existing members to try new roles and challenges, and to bring in future Actuarial students.

Each committee has their own page on this website where you can find out the latest events they are running, download resources from the past, and contact the members with any questions directly. Below is a list of all the committees within SAS, displaying past and present directors.

Executive

Consisting of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, IT and all the committee directors; these members oversee and coordinate all of SAS's activities.

Conference

The conference offers a unique opportunity for you to come along and speak to representatives from the industry; listen to talks from people at all stages of their career, and find out more about some of the "hot topics" currently in the public eye.

The Current Affairs Committee is responsible for producing SAS's newsletter 'The Actuarial "Watt"?'; a student newsletter that aims to broaden your knowledge of what's going on in the industry. We also look to send you regular emails with links to important stories and publications which are of interest.

Competition

We hold an annual competition for all Actuarial Science students. Open to all year groups, the Students' Actuarial Society competition is a great opportunity to put skills learnt in the lecture theatre to use. It also looks great on your CV!

Careers

By working closely with the university careers service, the careers committee runs regular events targeted at improving your core skills that will be useful in applying for internships and graduate actuarial roles. We hold numerical and verbal reasoning test sessions and CV skills sessions amongst others. We also organise seminars hosted by actuarial employers on current affairs. These sessions are always very insightful, and will provide you with valuable information that will help you to find actuarial internships and graduate positions.

Education

Working in conjunction with Heriot Watt's School of Mathematical and Computer Science, we provide revision sessions and mock exams for the more difficult subjects that you may encounter during your time at university. These sessions will be run by students rather than lecturers, giving an alternative perspective on challenging aspects of the course.

The Social Committee arranges opportunities for you to take a break, let your hair down and get to know each other. We also organise social events with companies which enables students to meet actuaries and actuarial trainees in an informal setting.

President

sarah bingham

Vice President

mike wood

Secretary

diane baker

Treasurer

andrew summers

Conference Director

pamela scott

Current Affairs Director

aainaa baharuddin

Education Director

louise Lau

Careers and seminars

mary McCarthy

Social Director

anna McMullan

peer Mentoring Director

Naomi Ballard

marketing Director

kevin pendleton

FASS representative

andy lawrie

President

dean robinson

Vice President

ben bailey-conlon

Secretary

rebecca campbell

Treasurer

pamela scott

Conference Director

reshan sivasamy

IT Director

kevin pak

Current Affairs Director

jack paton

Education Director

craig ritchie

Careers Director

L.K. Law

Seminars Director

jagatheesh subramaniam

Social Director

james kildare

peer Mentoring Director

Grainne McQuaid

FASS representative

katie hendry

President

ben bailey-conlon

Vice President

rebecca campbell

Secretary

grainne McQuaid

Treasurer

Jason eber

Conference Director

L.K Law

IT Director

kevin pak

Current Affairs Director

john watret

Education Director

jack paton

Education Director

stephen jasinski

Careers Director

Yuki Sun

Seminars Director

Mel Koay

Social Director

justine lowe

Social Director

gareth gilfillan

Marketing Director

David Rose

FASS representative

Leo Blair

President

L.K. Law

Vice President

mel koay

Secretary

justine lowe

Treasurer

una liu

Conference Director

yuki sun

Competition Director

ronnie chan

IT Director

gavin tobias

Current Affairs Director

john watret

Education Director

anushka balaskanda

Careers and Seminars

eddie slew

Social Director

emma black

Social Director

hannah king

Marketing Director

David Rose

FASS representative

jason eber

President

Justine Lowe

Vice President

Emma Black

Secretary

Hannah King

Treasurer

George Papachristoforou

Conference Director

Una liu

Competition Director

john watret

IT Director

gavin tobias

Current Affairs Director

Amna Noor

Education Director

mike ang

Careers and Seminars

louise pattullo

Social Director

robert stewart

FASS representative

kah yee lee

President

Emma Black

Vice President

Una Liu

Secretary

Diyana Ahsan Sabri Pang

Treasurer

Hannah King

Conference Director

Amanda Ng

Competition Director

Jing Lin Chong

IT Director

Amit Parekh

Current Affairs Director

Lewis Currie

Education Director

Antreas Tsiakkas

Education Director

Kah Yee Lee

Careers and Seminars

George Papachristoforou

Social Director

Stuart Mackay

Social Director

liam fiddes

Marketing Director

David Houston

What is an actuary? 

An actuary evaluates, manages and advises on financial risks. They use their industry knowledge, together with their understanding of probability theory and statistics to provide strategic financial advice.