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