SAS Student Academy

SAS (which once stood for 'statistical analysis system') is world-leading software that helps organisations anticipate business opportunities, empower action and drive impact through advanced analytics that turns data into meaningful information.

SAS is heavily used in the Financial, Retail and Government sectors, where SAS skills are always in high demand.

SAS is also the name of the company behind the solutions.

SAS at Birmingham City University

The demand for SAS certified professionals in the UK is now greater than ever. Business analytics is a key driver in both UK business and UK government agencies and there is a need for graduates who demonstrate that they ‘can do’ business intelligence. SAS Certified professionals are able not only to secure positions, but are commanding higher salaries and adding more value to high-end enterprises.

The SAS Student Academy at Birmingham City University enables our students to acquire core skills in both SAS Base Programming and SAS Enterprise Guide, plus statistics and data mining using SAS tools. Currently serving the UK and Ireland, we are also the only ‘Train the Trainer Academy’ outside the USA.


A number of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses offer SAS training.
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Never have SAS skills been in greater demand in the UK and Ireland.
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Join the SAS UK Graduate Research Fellowship Programme.
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Discover the resources available for students, lecturers and tutors, including the SAS Online Demand.
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SAS offers a range of conferences, workshops, presentations, demos and networking opportunities.
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About SAS

With more than 400 offices located in over 55 countries, 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 No. 1 on the ‘FORTUNE Best Companies to Work For’ list in the USA, and similar awards have been made in countries around the world. SAS's range of professional products and activities includes:

  • SAS Enterprise Guide - The point-and-click front end to SAS programming, used for data access and management, and access to all SAS statistical and graphics modules.
  • SAS Enterprise Miner - Arguably the most advanced data mining and modelling tool in commercial and academic use, SAS Enterprise Miner provides a sophisticated graphical user interface.
  • SAS Forecast Server (BETA) - One of the most powerful forecasting tools in commercial and academic use, it also provides a sophisticated graphical user interface.
  • SAS OnDemand for Academics (SoDA) - Free to SAS Student Academies, SoDA provides academy students secure 24/7 access to SAS software anywhere internet access is available. The latest version of the software is uploaded to SoDA as soon as it goes on general release.
  • SAS Curriculum Pathways

Get more information about the SAS Student Academy.  

Further information

Dr Kathleen Maitland
Director, SAS Student Academy
School of Computing
Telecommunications and Networks
Birmingham City University
Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Telephone: +44 (0)121 331 7448