About us

The objective of FASS is to create an environment for students and newly qualified actuaries in Scotland to support their professional development and enhance their knowledge of current actuarial topics. FASS also creates extensive networking opportunities for our members. We achieve this through:

  • Arranging educational events providing skills and information at the appropriate levels for professional development
  • Acting as an avenue to liaise with other actuarial societies to ensure a breadth of coverage in Scotland and promoting the profession to University students.
  • Events that allow professionals to meet and socialise in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Providing representation at Student Consultative Forum (SCF) meetings to ensure the collective views of FASS members are heard

Upcoming Talks

Actuarial Futures with the Scottish Board

Event Details

In 2015, FASS, GASS and the Scottish Board hosted a joint event for those in the stage of transitioning from student to Fellow. The event was designed to give an insight into the opportunities that were possible for students both…

Catch-up with a Catastrophist – Why we should be modelling the past stochastically

Event Details

FASS are pleased to welcome Dr Gordon Woo, whom many in the Scottish actuarial community (particularly Heriot Watt alumni) may know from his prior talks on Terrorism Risk. We're especially excited to host networking with Dr Woo after the talk, where…

Engaging the Millennials - Retirement Adequacy

Event Details

Engaging the Millennials - Retirement Adequacy Tuesday 16th May, Refreshments from 5:30pm, talk starts at 6:00pm. Grant Thornton, 7 Exchange Crescent, Conference Square, Edinburgh EH3 8AN

FASS Hot Topics Conference 2017 - Sponsored by Standard Life

Event Details

Tuesday 14th March, talks start at 6.00pm, refreshments from 5.30pm Standard Life House, 30 Lothian Road, Edinburgh Talks to finish by 8:30pm, followed by a food, drinks and networking event Sponsored by Standard Life Free for FASS Members £5 for Non-Members

Upcoming Social Events

Edinburgh FASStival Fringe


Thursday 3rd August Show starts at 6pm Just the Tonic at the Community Project, 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA Drinks after the show at Checkpoint £6 pp Before most of the tourists descend on Edinburgh why not let us cheer you up by taking you…

FASSquerade Summer Ball


FASS Summer Ball 2017 FASS Summer Ball 2017 is kindly sponsored by Standard Life Friday 12th May From 7pm, carriages at 1am The Principal Edinburgh (formerly The George Hotel), 19-21 George Street Tickets: £45 members, £50 non-members/guests, £40 HW students We are proud to present…

End of Exam Drinks 28/04/2017


Friday 28th April, from 6pm The Traverse Bar Café, Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED. As ever, FASS will continue its grand tradition of providing the actuarial students of Edinburgh with the chance to let off some steam after exams…

Annual Pub Quiz 02/03/2017


FASS Pub Quiz is kindly sponsored by the Emerald Group. Thursday 2nd March, from 7pm Frankenstein’s Bierkeller, George IV Bridge Free entry Maximum team size of 6 Do you see yourself as a budding Mastermind or Egghead? Like the idea of going and…