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Read the latest IFoA student news and exam updates

To ensure you are kept informed of updates to examination information, guidance and polices, we send students key updates by email and in our student newsletter. 

You can find student newsletters and email updates for our current examination session listed below, along with a list of key content included in each communication. You can click on the communication title in the table below to view the full communication.

We want to hear your views – new student newsletter format

Some of you will have received our May newsletter in new format. We want to understand whether students would prefer a shorter newsletter, with headlines and links to information, or our current format.

We would like all students take part in a poll to let us know which version they prefer.

  • Version A is our current version
  • Version B is our new, shorter version

Let us know which version you would like us to use in future and take part in our poll.

Exam information

Key exam dates, including deadlines for exam entry, can be found on our Exam date web page

You can find the most up to date information on IFoA examinations, including:

  • minimum technical requirements,
  • online exam formats
  • formulae, symbols and mathematical notation, including Standard Keyboard Notation, and  
  • guidance on using the online exam platform

in our Examinations Handbook

You can find the latest version of the IFoA Assessment Regulations on our Assessment Regulations web page

Student and exam communications

To make sure you receive all the latest news on examinations and other key aspects of the qualification journey, please ensure you are subscribed to the Student Newsletter. You can sign up to receive the Student Newsletter through your Contact Preferences within the 'My Account area of the website. 

Communication

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Summary of Content

September Exam Update

07 September

  • Information for candidates sitting exams in September 2021 session regarding the online exam platform.
August Student Newsletter
  • Reminder of online exam platform changes 
  • Exam preparation webinar now available 
  • Mitigating Circumstance deadline 
  • Student and Associate Terms and Conditions 
  • Member subscription renewal 
  • CPD Scheme 2020/21

September 2021 Exam Update

18 August 2021

  • Updates & changes to the exam platform 
  • Accessing joining instructions 
  • New September 2021 exam handbook 
  • Examination and results timeline
July Student Newsletter
  • September Online Platform updates 
  • Joining instruction updates 
  • Preparing for your exams 
  • Exams and results timelines 
  • Refund policy update 

 

June Student Newsletter

 

  • September 2021 exam booking dates
  • Learning Change Program consultation 
  • Student and Associate Terms and Conditions 
  • September 2021 Exam preparation techniques webinar 
May Student Newsletter
  • 2022 exam dates published 
  • Admission deadline for September 2021 exams
  • Work experience deadline for 2021 announced 
  • Learning change program consultation 

 

April Student Newsletter

 

  • September 2021 exam booking dates 
  • Learning change program 
  • Proposed changes to Practicing Certificates

April 2021 Exam Update

01 April 2021

  • Updates Assessment Regulations     
  • Mitigating Circumstances policy 
  • Inappropriate conduct and plagiarism                                                    

April 2021 Exam Update 

25 March 2021

  • Preparing for exams: Essential Information
  • Joining instructions 
  • Practical tips for sitting our exams 
March Student Newsletter
  • Examination Results Timetable 
  • Work-Experience Deadline 2021 
  • Global Forum Vacancies 
  • Other Actuarial Association Exemptions 
February Student Newsletter 
  • Information on the Exams Handbook 
  • Examination Timetimetable 
  • April 2021 exam 'top tips'
  • Mitigating Circumstances Information

You can find the archive of previous student newsletters, alongside all other IFoA newsletters on our newsletter web page.

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    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

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