Heriot-Watt's Careers Advisory Service hosts an annual careers
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Employment/Careers Heriot-Watt’s Careers Advisory Service hosts an annual careers fair giving students the opportunity to talk to representatives from a wide range of companies, professional organisations, voluntary groups and educational establishments. The 2009 careers fair was attended by many actuarial firms and financial institutions, including Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, J P Morgan Chase, KPMG, and Standard Life. The Careers Service works closely with employers throughout the year to provide you with the most up to date information on vacancies and selection procedures as well as arranging ad hoc company recruitment presentations. Networking with Actuaries! Heriot-Watt has its own very successful Student Actuarial Society (SAS) run by the students for the students. The Society is very high profile and organises social and careers events for both undergraduate and postgraduate students See: www.hwsas.org/ Our students are also entitled to become affiliated members of the Faculty of Actuaries Students’ Society (FASS) without needing to be full student members of the Faculty of Actuaries. FASS meets several times each year for discussion of papers covering a variety of topical actuarial issues. They also run a number of social events, such as wine-tasting, football tournaments and pub quizzes, providing the opportunity to meet other actuarial trainees in Edinburgh. See: http://www.fass-online. org ***STOP PRESS*** New MSc in Actuarial Risk Management is being introduced in September 2011 and will offer exemptions from some of the CA and ST series of Professional examinations, including ST9. The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (MACS) are hosting a Postgraduate Open 17 2010 Afternoon on Wednesday 17th March 2010 from 3pm to 7pm in the University’s newly opened Centre. Postgraduate Centre. Please come along and meet the staff personally, take a tour round the Science. University’s campus and ask questions about the MSc/Diploma in Actuarial Science MACS are offering a limited number of tuition fee abatement scholarships worth a £2500 reduction in the tuition fee cost. These will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need and details of how to apply will be sent to applicants who are offered a place on the course. 2010 10. Applications are being considered now for entry in September 2010 There is no official deadline for applying for a place on the course, however places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so you should submit your application as quickly as possible so as not to lose out! Please see our website for more detailed information about the course, application process and funding opportunities. More questions? Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or A.K.Hearn@hw.ac.uk www.ma.hw.ac.uk/ams/msc_actsci email A.K.Hearn@hw.ac.uk Tel: + 44 (0) 131 451 8337 Department of Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics MSc/PG Diploma in Actuarial Science February 2010 We look forward to welcoming variety of pubs, bistros, live exemptions from the Core you to Scotland in 2010! music and theatre venues. Technical subjects. Edinburgh is a vibrant and exciting capital city, home to Our MSc/PG Diploma in We would be very happy to many large actuarial and Actuarial Science has been hear from you if you have any financial firms and renowned for running for more than 20 years questions about the course or its cultural festivals, rich and has achieved a worldwide the University. learning tradition, and vigorous reputation for high quality outlook on the world. By day, education. We are one of the Edinburgh is a smart and few PG courses accredited by sophisticated centre of culture the Faculty and Institute of Amanda Hearn and commerce, by night the Actuaries in the U.K. allowing Course Manager city comes to life with a students to gain up to 8 ***Kick Start Your Career as an Actuary*** The MSc/PG Diploma in Actuarial Science is accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, providing the opportunity to receive exemptions from the CT1-CT8 professional series of exams. Many employers like to take on students with exemptions - they are a good bet for qualifying as actuaries! Actuarial Science graduates are employed as actuarial trainees in many countries around the world, including Canada, China, India, Greece, Luxembourg, Ireland, and the UK. The most recent Heriot- Watt graduates from have been employed by large and small actuarial firms, including Ernst & Young, Scottish Widows, Punter Southall, Aegon, Bank of Ireland, Prudential, Cigna, Hymans Robertson, Royal Liver Assurance and Austin Consulting. Don’t Want to Commit to Full-Time Study? You don’t have to! It is possible to take the Diploma on a part-time basis. Teaching is organised as much as possible in a "blocked" system so that each Diploma module is presented over one or two days only (the same each week). Part-time students may choose to spread their studies over a period of up to four years. Any number of modules between one and seven may be taken in a year. Part-time students can cover the modules required for subjects CT1 to CT8 in only two years (the minimum period of part-time study), or can choose to spread their studies over a longer period if desired. We recommend that international students should check visa requirements before applying for part-time study. The campus and Edinburgh city: Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh campus provides a top quality living and working environment in a tranquil location. The Campus occupies 380 acres of mature meadow and woodland to the west of Edinburgh.