UWC is graduating its first three students, Tayla Wannenberg, Yusrie Sadan and Samuel Mubenga in our collaborative MSc (Statistical Science) programme. This one-year master’s programme specialising in Data Science is offered in collaboration with Northwest University’s (NWU) Centre for Business, Mathematics and Informatics. Funding to launch this joint programme was provided by Sanlam and SAS® provided the needed specialised software to help us train the students. As part of the training, students do an internship at a company during the second semester which forms the basis of their industry directed research. The Department of Statistics and Population Studies staff joined forces with the NWU lecturers to make this unique training opportunity a great success. Well done to all involved!