Nigel Sell


School/Department: Computing and Mathematic Sciences, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)7730 790 234



I am a qualified life assurance actuary and worked in the insurance industry for around 30 years before returning to academia, and have been a lecturer here since 2018. I have been involved in actuarial education with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries for a number of years, including roles as an examiner, external examiner and counselling students who narrowly fail some of the later actuarial subjects. 

Working directly with the actuaries of the future is an exciting place to be, and I enjoy seeing students develop in to professionally trained and employer ready graduates.

I am currently admissions tutor for the BSc Mathematics and Actuarial Science.


I am module convenor for statistics modules on the actuarial curriculum leading to potential exemptions from the CS1 exam. I teach these modules in year 2 to undergraduates within the School, and also to MSc students. Within these modules we also teach R, which helps provide students with a thorough grounding in working with larger data sets. I am also module convenor for our actuarial practice module under the MSc potentially leading to CP1 exemptions. Away from these core modules I supervise a range of year 3 and post graduate dissertations on the programmes.


I am a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FIA) and of the Royal Statistical Society. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
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