In the first of a series of articles looking at whats going on in our various regional societies, Tess Joyce, regions leader, starts at the top of the UK and sees whats going on in Scotland and what the Scottish Board has been up to.
Scotland is a very busy place at the moment. The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow in July, the Ryder Cup to Gleneagles in September, not forgetting the Scottish independence referendum vote on 18 September - but then how could we!
All of that aside, Scotland is also a very busy place for actuaries. With at least 15 IFoA events scheduled to take place between March and June this year and with Scotland playing host
to two of the IFoA's residential conferences later in the year, as well as the Autumn lecture, there is a wealth of continuing professional development and networking opportunities for members.
Supporting the work of the IFoA, the Scottish Board organises additional events in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling and really helps to build a sense of community. It organises the monthly Knowledge Sharing Scotland programme as well as promoting the Our Changing Future sessions.
The Scottish Board continues to encourage and develop engagement with the actuaries of the future through a number of initiatives, including sponsorship of the Enterprising Maths challenge and the hugely popular Highland Senior Maths weekend.
Raising the profile of actuaries and the actuarial profession in Scotland is one of the three key responsibilities of the Scottish Board, along with encouraging and developing the actuarial community and encouraging and advancing actuarial academic developments. By supporting the actuaries of today and those of the future, the Scottish Board and the IFoA in Scotland is ensuring a thriving actuarial community now and moving forward.
For more information on the Scottish Board and the various activities taking place in Scotland, please visit the regional actuarial activities pages within the members section of the IFoA website.
Knowledge Sharing Scotland bit.ly/1f0pF3N
Our Changing Future bit.ly/1hinpZ3