SAS Education 18/19

Working in conjunction with Heriot Watt's School of Mathematical and Computer Science, we provide revision sessions and mock exams for the most difficult subjects that you may encounter during your time at university.

We also set up workshops for discussing and teaching R techniques which is especially useful to the members who are unfamiliar with it. These sessions will be run by students rather than lecturers, giving an alternative perspective on challenging aspects.

John Zhang & Kit Yee Hew.

Upcoming events

Past events

09

Jan

Maths Cafe

4.15pm to 7pm

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SR214

This is an opportunity for all AMS/Maths students to form study groups and have the opportunity to interact with each other in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

The space will be there for you to meet, work and discuss maths together, and also learn from other students. Its up to you to decide how to use these sessions; e.g. for revision, solving tutorial exercises or just talking about maths with your friends.

A number of 3rd/4th year student peer mentors from AMS and Maths have kindly agreed to be available there every week, in order to give you help and advice in relation to their own knowledge, experience and learning.

Everyone is welcome!

10

Oct

R Workshop: Statistical Models A

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

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SR320

This is aimed at Year 3 students who are currently taking Statistics Models A. The aim of the workshop is to provide students with extra practice and questions that are relevant to the first project of the course.

Important Note: Students should make an effort to go for labs that are scheduled in their timetable. This workshop is held with the purpose of giving extra support and assistance to students in R on top of the labs that are held.

Organiser(s): John Zhang, Kit Yee Hew

10

Oct

R Workshop: Stochastic Processes

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

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SR320

This workshop is targeted at Year 3 students and it will focus on R-styled questions related to the first project. However anyone wants to improve their R skills is welcome. 3rd years will also have the opportunity to speak to our 4th year Education Director who will offer support and answers to your questions.

Organiser(s): John Zhang, Kit Yee Hew

11

Oct

R Workshop: Probability & Statistics A

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

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SR320

This workshop is targeted at Year 2 students and it will focus on R-styled questions related to the first project. However anyone wants to improve their R skills is welcome. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak to our 3rd and 4th year Education Directors who will offer support and answers to your questions.

Organiser(s): John Zhang, Kit Yee Hew

19

Nov

Revision Session: Stochastic Processes

10:15am to 11:15am

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SR112

Revision Session aimed at 3rd Year Actuarial Science students to help them prepare for the final exam for Stochastic Processes. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive help from our directors of education. Extra practice questions will be provided that will help you get familiarised with the style of the questions you will face in the exam.

Organiser(s): John Zhang, Kit Yee Hew

20

Nov

Revision Session: Statistical Models A

11:15am to 12:15pm

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SR114

Revision Session aimed at 3rd Year Actuarial Science students to help them prepare for the final exam for Statistical Models A. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive help from our directors of education. Extra practice questions will be provided that will help you get familiarised with the style of the questions you will face in the exam.

Organiser(s): John Zhang, Kit Yee Hew

21

Nov

Revision Session: Probability & Statistics A and Linear Algebra

1:15pm to 2:45pm

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ECG 01

Revision Session aimed at 2nd Year Actuarial Science students to help them prepare for the final exam for Probability & Statistics A. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive help from our directors of education. Extra practice questions will be provided that will help you get familiarised with the style of the questions you will face in the exam.

Organiser(s): John Zhang, Kit Yee Hew

26

Nov

Revision Session: Introductory Economics

12:15pm to 1:15pm

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EM183

Revision Session aimed at 1st and 4th Year Actuarial Science students to help them prepare for the final exam for Introductory Economics. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive help from our directors of education. Extra practice questions will be provided that will help you get familiarised with the style of the questions you will face in the exam.

Organiser(s): John Zhang, Kit Yee Hew

19

Mar

Revision Session: Derivatives Markets and Discrete Time Finance

11:15am to 12:15pm

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EM182

Revision Session aimed at 3rd Year Actuarial Science students to help them prepare for the final exam for Derivatives. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive help from our directors of education. Extra practice questions will be provided that will help you get familiarised with the style of the questions you will face in the exam.

Organiser(s): John Zhang, Kit Yee Hew

20

Mar

Revision Session: Actuarial and Financial Mathematics B

9:15am to 10:15am

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SR112

Revision Session aimed at 2nd Year Actuarial Science students to help them prepare for the final exam for Actuarial and Financial Mathematics B. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive help from our directors of education. Extra practice questions will be provided that will help you get familiarised with the style of the questions you will face in the exam.

Organiser(s): John Zhang, Kit Yee Hew

21

Mar

Revision Session: Time Series

11:15am to 12:15pm

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EM182

Revision Session aimed at 4th Year Actuarial Science students to help them prepare for the final exam for Time series. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive help from our directors of education. Extra practice questions will be provided that will help you get familiarised with the style of the questions you will face in the exam.

PLEASE LOOK AT QUESTION 1 AND 4 OF THE SOLUTIONS.

Organiser(s): John Zhang, Kit Yee Hew

01

Nov

AM.I.T : A different perspective to coding

12:15pm

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DB114

SAS are putting on a lecture for you, to provide a different way of teaching R. The lecture will include breaking down the tasks you're given, problem solving and how to understand what you are coding without a computer.

This will be a great lecture put on by Amit (a 4th year MSAS student) who is a genius with coding. I strongly recommenced second and third years attend to help with your upcoming R projects. First and fourth years are also welcome as R and coding is used every day within the actuarial profession.

Organiser(s): John Zhang, Kit Yee Hew

09/01

Maths Cafe

Get help with your maths

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19/09

SAS Bowling

Bowling time!

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02/10

Geek Pub Crawl

Free half pitchers for members!

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25/10

Spontaneous Sherlock/Potter

Are you up for a laugh?

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22/11

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner time!

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16/1

Mystery Bus Tour

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12/2

SAS Cupid's Crawl

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24/09

Careers Talk from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

A talk for anyone interested in Maths

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04/10

Internship Experience Talk

An insight from fellow students

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09/10

IFoA Curriculum 2019 Talk

A brief description of the new curriculum

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18/01

Interview Tips

Interview tips with Alan

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10/10

R Workshop: Statistical Models A

Get Help in R!

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10/10

R Workshop: Stochastic Processes

Get Help in R!

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11/10

R Workshop: Probability & Statistics A

Get Help in R!

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19/11

Revision Session: Stochastic Processes

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20/11

Revision Session: Statistical Models A

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21/11

Revision Session: Probability & Statistics A and Linear Algebra

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26/11

Revision Session: Introductory Economics

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19/03

Revision Session: Derivatives Markets and Discrete Time Finance

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20/03

Revision Session: Actuarial and Financial Mathematics B

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21/03

Revision Session: Time Series

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24/10

FASS pool and pizza night

Pool and Pizza with working Actuaries

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29/10

Industrial Placement Talk

An insight from fellow students

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01/11

AM.I.T : A different perspective to coding

Witness the Magic

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04/12

FASS-mas Ice Skating & Cocktails

Ice Skating & Cocktails with working Actuaries

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26/11

FASS Blockchain talk

FASS Blockchain talk

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07/02

SAS Annual Conference

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05/03

FASS Hot Topics Conference

FASS Hot Topics

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31/05

FASS Annual Ball: FASS-ino Royale

FASS-ino Royale

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