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What are the Global Student Consultative Forums?

Our student forums are discussion groups, designed to give our students a direct channel of communication and the opportunity to feedback to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

What do the Global Student Consultative Forums (GSCF) do?

There are six student forums around the globe:

  • Americas
  • Europe
  • Africa and the Middle East
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand

The forums meet twice a year, around six weeks after the April and September exam sessions to discuss issues of concern from our students, and to receive updates and information on developments in the education strategy and the services we provide.

The forums are chaired by a Lead Student Rep - a student from that particular region-and the membership comprises of a number of other Student Reps who represent particular groups of students.

We want to encourage you to interact with us on topics such as our education strategy, tuition, exams, and other related topics. Discussions at the meetings often include questions about the exam content, pass marks and logistical arrangements.

Who should I contact?

International students should contact their local representative or Education Services.

The Global forum membership, representing students from the different regions, includes:

Region Email Contact Members Meeting Notes
Americas Americas.GSCF@actuaries.org.uk
  • Brian Blake - Lead Representative
  • Katherine Wang
  • Dipti Kalyandurg
  • Andrea Noronha

27/11/2018

26/06/2019

27/11/2019

17/06/2020

Europe
(not including UK and Republic of Ireland)
Europe.GSCF@actuaries.org.uk
  • Adina-Maria Ciobetea - Lead Representative
  • Nikunj Sharma
  • Hanna Hohner
  • Joao Santos Almeida

14/11/2018

27/11/2019

25/06/2020

Africa and the Middle East AfricaME.GSCF@actuaries.org.uk
  • Neema Tarimo - Lead Representative
  • Sailajah Ganesan
  • Olanrewaju Ibidapo
  • Mohammed Khasawneh
  • Innocent Mapwetekere
  • Fortunate Mashiri
  • Darshan Purmessur

02/11/2018

03/06/2019

25/11/2019

25/06/2020

East Asia EAsia@actuaries.org.uk
  • Yushuo Liu
  • Mei So
  • Zhongtian Tang
  • Zhirui Cao
  • Jiacheng Ge

13/11/2018

24/06/2019

17/12/2019

30/06/2020

South Asia

SAsia@actuaries.org.uk

  • Prateek Singh - Lead Representative
  • Ekta Mehta - Lead Representative
  • Adeetya Tantia
  • Vrinda Aggarwal
  • Sophia Benhur
  • Shyam Dhanania
  • Neel Doshi
  • Diwaker Goyal
  • Aayush Murarka
  • Shrreita Shetty
  • Payal Saria

05/11/2018

28/06/2019

28/11/2019

26/06/2020

South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand SEAsia.GSCF@actuaries.org.uk
  • Heting Yang - Lead Representative   
  • Aditi Sodhi
  • Yong Shern Leong
  • Melissa Koay
  • Zahra Hosseinzadeh

 

21/11/2018

26/06/2019

27/11/2019

25/06/2020

IFoA Executive Staff who support the Global Forums
Quality Manager Matt Tennant (Secretary)

How can I get involved?

Vacancies for Lead Student Rep and Student Reps serving on the Global Forums will be advertised on the Volunteer Vacancies webpage. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Forum, please keep an eye on the volunteer vacancies webpage or sign up to receive the RSS feed.
 

Previous International forum meeting notes

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Contact Details

Education Services Team

education.services@actuaries.org.uk

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, 1st Floor, Park Central, 40/41 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD

+44 01865 268207

We aim to respond to all enquiries within two working days.

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