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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

SIAS karaoke and disco

The exams were over and the students were ready to let their hair down at the inaugural SIAS karaoke night at O’Neills in Soho on 27 April! Rumour had it the offices around the city had been humming for the past week as students began their vocal warm ups!

Aon duo Steve and Pete kicked off the karaoke with a well-rehearsed version of Elton’s ‘Don’t let the sun go down on me’. The harmonies were in full swing and they set a standard that was soon to deteriorate as the drinks were downed.

L&G‘s pricing actuary Lee did himself proud with dancing that the students ‘can’t get out of their head’ and put on a show that was clearly the most exciting thing the students had seen since CA1.

Whispers of ‘luckily he hasn’t got the hotpants on’ were soon silenced with the arrival of Vera and Tess at the mike. Top marks go to the lads for their costumes and bravery, especially after they were heard diving into the toilets, costumes in hand, saying, ‘I’m not so sure this is a good idea anymore’.

The dinner entertainment and the food definitely warmed everyone up – as the floor-fillers flowed, the party began to liven up. Highlights of the night include male pole dancing to Salt ‘n’ Peppa, Tom Jones, and the Sugababes. The karaoke came to a close with HSBC Actuaries and Consultants secret singing star, Margaret, leading the SIAS committee with a kicking rendition of Old Blue Eyes’ ‘New York, New York’. The post-karaoke live band went on into the night and soon half the pub had gatecrashed the SIAS party – surely a first – the general public wanting to get in the groove with a group of actuaries!

A big thank you to Lisa and the rest of the SIAS committee for organising the event – a great night was had by all!

Check out www.sias.org.uk for more pictures and details of forthcoming events.

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