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Global Student Consultative Forums

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

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

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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Events calendar

  • Asia Conference Webinar Series

    Webinars
    7 September 2020 - 25 September 2020

    Spaces available

    There will be a prestigious line-up of international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia.  The conference will take place throughout September via an online platform. The webinars consist of plenary speaking sessions and a series of workshop sessions including Life, GI, Data Science, Sustainability, Risk Management and Investment.

    This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover,ask questions and be at the forefront of current and developing actuarial/financial topics and trends in Asia.

     

  • Spaces available

    This free 90 minute webinar is designed to support the IFoA CPD Co-ordinators, and others, involved in supporting our members to achieve their CPD requirements. 

    The programme will include an overview of the new CPD Scheme; specifically sharing with you key messages to support you implement and embrace the new CPD Scheme for our members within your organisation and regional community; how to arrange a reflective practice discussion; and an interactive reflective practice discussion learning exercise.  In addition, delegates will gain information about accessing, and making the most of the IFoA event Toolkits which you can make use of to run your own in-house events and events for regional communities. 

  • Spaces available

    16.00-17.00 GMT+8

    Consumer expectations are changing Insurance. The Royal Commission in Australia, Design Obligations in the UK, the insurtech ecosystem, and digital-first consumers demanding personalised solutions will all revolutionise how insurance looks like in the future.

  • Spaces available

    12.00-13.00 GMT+8

    This presenter / panel workshop hybrid will be anchored by two presentations examining the socioeconomic, medical and technological factors that will have a significant impact on mortality and our pricing over the next 20 years and beyond. It will also discuss whether significant mortality improvement will continue in Asia or whether varying experience of low improvements or deterioration. 

  • Spaces available

    12.00-13.00 GMT+8

    This presentation aims to provides an overview of the reformation of current Chinese regulatory solvency regime, how industry coping with the new normal after pandemic time and how the reformation of the regulation could help the insurance industry gets back on its feet as well as coming back to the “protection” core value for the policyholders. The presentation would include:

  • Spaces available

    16.00-17.00 (GMT+8) | 09.00-10.00 (BST)

    The basic data of China’s 2nd Critical Illness Mortality Table covers 2000+ products in Chinese market, including about 340 million insurance policies and 5.1 million claimants. Presenter will give the audience a general understanding including but not limited to the following contents:

  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area.

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report.