Welcome to the SAS Student Academy

SAS is the largest, privately owned software company in the world, and the global market leader in business intelligence and business analytics solutions.

In 2010, and again in 2011, SAS was voted the best company to work for in the USA, and ranked 14th in The Sunday Times 100 Best UK Companies to Work For 2012. Similar awards have been achieved by other SAS company offices around the world.

Since 1976, SAS has demonstrated its commitment to leading the way for integrating technology into education in order to improve student learning and success throughout the education life cycle. Since the beginning, SAS has been dedicated to teaching and learning, now even more with our on-demand solutions for academics.

With more than three decades of experience working with education institutions, SAS solutions are licensed and implemented at more than 3,000 educational institutions worldwide.

Employability is a major factor for setting up the SAS Student Academies, because with SAS experience and skills students and graduates have a greater chance of employment as well as being able to command higher salaries. There is a big demand for SAS skills in the UK economy. This is why we have partnered up with Birmingham City University who are our lead academy. Birmingham City University has an outstanding record of starting up academies of similar nature, for example BCU worked with Cisco to create the very first Cisco Academy and still plays an important role in its development.

With over 23,500 students, Birmingham City University is one of the larger UK universities; a third of their students study part-time and over 2,000 are international. Their contribution to the education of the citizens of Birmingham and beyond stretches back through a succession of predecessor institutions for over 160 years. The University achieved university status in 1992 as the University of Central England, before changing their name to Birmingham City University in 2007.

 

Why are SAS and Birmingham City University partnering?

SAS wanted to work with an institution that already had the skills and ability to create a successful Student Academy and which recognised the importance of the students learning industry-ready skills.