Two events held at the end of 2014 saw the IFoA support Scotlands brightest maths students
The Enterprising Maths Challenge, held on 18 November, saw 248 third- and fourth-year students descend upon Glasgow Science Centre. The day consisted of four rounds, offering students the opportunity to put their problem-solving and teamwork skills to the test. Representing the IFoA at the event was Kenny Tindall, who presented awards to the winning school, The High School of Glasgow (pictured above), and Melville College and Dollar Academy in second and third place.
The Highlands Maths weekend took place at Lagganlia Outdoor Centre on 7-9 November. The event was attended by students studying advanced maths from across the Highlands, offering pupils a weekend to learn how to apply advanced mathematics to real-life problems and how mathematics can open up job opportunities. Gavin Reid, Scottish Board member, delivered an interactive workshop on the diverse roles of an actuary and gave the students practice in carrying out some actuarial calculations.