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Edinburgh student scoops Deloitte maths prize

Daniel Tait, a third-year student in economics and statistics at Edinburgh University, has been awarded the Deloitte prize for outstanding achievement in financial mathematics.


Daniel TaitDaniel, 21, from Aberdeen, was awarded his prize by Andrew Smith, actuarial and insurance solutions partner at Deloitte. In awarding the prize, Andrew said: “Daniel is a very talented individual and we are pleased to be able to offer him this prize in recognition of his dedication and commitment to his studies.”

Winner Daniel beat off stiff competition from students across Scotland to win this prestigious prize.

The Financial Mathematics prize has been sponsored by Deloitte for the past five years. This year’s revised format saw the top financial mathematics students presenting to a Deloitte panel, increasing the competitive aspect and making this an even more deserving win for Daniel. The prize includes a £400 cheque for Daniel and a trophy for the winning university.