UK university students have suddenly discovered that actuarial careers are a good, solid bet

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Something has happened. Actuarial careers, long known as a highly-paid, stable, quite unpopular and therefore comparatively accessible option by the student cognoscenti, have emerged from the shadows.

Today's release from graduate research company High Fliers, reveals that a lot more students want to be actuaries this year than last year. Human resources is popular too (possibly because of all the redundancies?). Investment banking is a little bit more popular, but not much. The full results are below.

If you want to become an actuary, we have a handy interview with the head of actuarial consulting at Hymans Robertson in Edinburgh here. 

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