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We have received a lot of feedback from candidates about their experience transitioning from an examination taken mainly in examination centres to completing all their papers online. Listening to this feedback, we want to provide candidates with an overview of how the IFoA is now writing its exam papers for an online format. We also would like to provide candidates with some top tips on preparing for an online examination.
How are IFoA examination papers written?
Shyam Gharial provides an update on the latest Sustainability Board activities.
The meeting began with a reminder that the IFoA’s new president, Louise Pryor, had given a Presidential Address which contained big sustainability themes and would look to build off the excellent work done under Tan Suee Chieh.
Out of 30,000 members of the IFoA (December 2016), only 440 (1.5%) were identified as part of the health and care sector. With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic and stresses on public health care financing systems throughout the world, a career in Health and Care is garnering increased attention amongst actuaries and would-be actuaries.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) is publishing frequent UK mortality analysis through its mortality monitor. Today’s update covers week 30 of 2021 (24 to 30 July), based on provisional England & Wales deaths data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 10 August 2021.
The key points of this update are:
Researchers are cordially invited to submit their GI Actuarial research papers for the Brian Hey Prize, 2021.
The Brian Hey Prize has a great history in helping to highlight research that is practical and helpful for members of the IFoA GI practice area. Each year, it is awarded for the best paper at the GIRO conference according to the following set of criteria:
Congratulations to all our candidates who passed examinations in the April 2021 session. We are delighted to see candidates continuing to excel as we move to a digital-first approach to IFoA examinations.
As we complete our April 2021 examination cycle, we would like to share an overview of this session and how your feedback will enable us to further improve our candidate experience in the future.
We’re living in a changed world.
Almost overnight, the pandemic brought dramatic transformations that impacted us all. At the IFoA, we recognise that we’re in a position to help you, our members, with the challenges of today and the future.
We would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in the recent Pre-Associate Curriculum Survey, which has now closed. We received 1867 responses in total. There was representation from across the world; with 31% of respondents from India, 27% from the UK, 20% from China mainland, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia and Singapore and the remaining 22% from countries including; Australia, South Africa, Africa, America.