The Actuarial Professions careers department ran two promotional events in 2011.
The Actuarial Profession's careers department ran two promotional events in 2011. The aim was to promote the profession and the career path of becoming an actuary to three target audiences - students studying at university, school students and their parents, and career-changers.
Presentations were given on the role of the actuary and the type of industry knowledge required. This was followed by an informal networking event, giving the audience the opportunity to ask the speakers specific questions and to meet other actuaries, as well as members of staff in the Profession.
London - 26 October 2011
This event was run with the ongoing support of PwC and, in particular, Yow Shern Lau, who has helped to coordinate the event for the past three years. The event has grown each year, this year being no exception - 170 students attended.
Presentations were given by Jane Curtis, the President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries; Michael Folkson, PwC; Beth Dunmall, Lane Clark and Peacock; Richard Whiteoak, Swiss Re; and Ashish Kwatra, PwC.
Edinburgh - 16 November 2011
The event was the first of this type run in Scotland and proved very popular, with 50 students in attendance.
Presentations were given by Jane Curtis; Trevor Watkins, director of education; Keith Miller, member of Scottish Board; Kirsty Sellar, PwC; Xian Li, Hymans; and Kevin Telfer, Kames Capital.
If you would like to participate in either of these events in 2012, or to find out what other opportunities for volunteering are available, please contact the careers department on
+44 (0)1865 268 872 or [email protected].