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In this blog, Khushil Modi talks about his experience on work and study balance, including his tips on how best to prepare for any upcoming exams.
It’s no easy feat, and still something I feel like I am improving in with each sitting. The biggest change that I’ve found is that at University, you’re usually studying 9-5. When you’re a student actuary, however, you’re working 9-5 whilst trying to fit in the same amount of studying you did previously! My top tips are:
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author, gives tips on the best way to take advantage of all the resources available at your university and how this can make a difference to the start of your actuarial career.
If you are currently pursuing an actuarial science degree at a university, then it’s essential you fully utilise your university’s resources. This can help save you time and money during the length of your actuarial journey.
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best selling author, gives an insight into how to select your actuarial university, what to look at as deciding factors and how to choose the right university for you.
As a prospective student, choosing the right university for your actuarial science degree can be quite challenging. There are just so many universities out there offering actuarial science programmes these days.
So how do you determine which is the best university to pursue your actuarial degree at?
In this blog, Bradley Ashton, Actuarial Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, explains in his own words what an actuary does and how stereotypes aren't always as they seem.
In this blog, John Townhill, Actuarial Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, discusses some misinterpretations of becoming an actuary and things he’s enjoyed since graduating.
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best selling author, gives an insight into her own take on 'What is actuarial science' and what it takes to become an actuary.
Are you someone who is really interested in Math? Did someone recommend you pursue actuarial science because you love numbers? Does actuarial science sound like a good fit for your Math qualifications?
Let’s start with the most commonly asked question in this industry: What is actuarial science?
The next President-elect at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has been confirmed as John Taylor. John will take up his new position in June 2018, with Jules Constantinou becoming the new President, taking over from Marjorie Ngwenya. John will then take on the role of President in June 2019.
John is a Partner at Hymans Robertson and currently the Head of Guided Outcomes. He has spent most of his career in executive level roles with a variety of product providers, most recently as Managing Director at NEST.
As our profession’s regulator, we enable our members to demonstrate that they meet the professional standards and quality of actuarial work necessary for assuring public trust in the profession. One of the ways we support our members to demonstrate their professionalism and competence is through the IFoA’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme.
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Added: Fri, 27/04/2018 - 13:32The UK must broaden its economic indicators in order to obtain a more accurate picture of the risks facing the country, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).
Added: Thu, 26/04/2018 - 17:56Reforms introduced last November to reduce CO2 emissions in the EU have helped create a marginally better outlook for global warming, according to new research from Schroders.
Added: Thu, 26/04/2018 - 11:04The NHS will need an additional £50bn each year by 2030 if funding is to return to its long-term trend, with patients facing longer waiting times and a re-emergence of rationing.
Added: Wed, 25/04/2018 - 12:46The majority of insurers around the world are failing to ensure the data that feeds their artificial intelligence (AI) systems is accurate, potentially undermining their business decisions.
Added: Tue, 24/04/2018 - 15:56The number of personal injury motor insurance claims in the UK has fallen to the lowest level recorded in almost a decade, official government figures reveal.
Added: Mon, 23/04/2018 - 18:26South Korea, Germany and Singapore are the top three most prepared countries for integrating intelligent automation into their economies, with the UK in eighth position.
Added: Mon, 23/04/2018 - 12:20Low-income pensioners in the UK have among the highest levels of home ownership in the country, according to new analysis of government figures by Just Group.
Added: Fri, 20/04/2018 - 15:49Insured losses from disaster events hit a record-breaking $144bn (£103bn) worldwide in 2017, yet the total economic costs were more than double this at $337bn.
Added: Thu, 19/04/2018 - 12:19Lending activity in the UK equity release market hit a record £870m in the first quarter of 2018 120% more than the £394m registered in the first three months of 2016.
Added: Wed, 18/04/2018 - 11:00More than 30% of UK consumers would purchase some form of insurance product from 'alternative providers' like Google, Amazon and Facebook, new research has found.