On 16 February, TANC (The Actuarial Network at Cass) hosted A survival guide to being an actuarial student, an interactive panel discussion for new entrants to the profession and students on actuarial degrees.
On 16 February, TANC (The Actuarial Network at Cass) hosted 'A survival guide to being an actuarial student', an interactive panel discussion for new entrants to the profession and students on actuarial degrees.
The panellists were employers from main actuarial fields accompanied by recently qualified actuaries. They offered practical tips about maintaining a healthy work/life/study balance and studying effectively while being good workers. Efficient use of the study time allowance is important for successful progression within professional exams.
The panellists advocated spreading the study across the week for more efficient use of time, either during early or late hours at varied venues. Sketches by the panellists entertained the attendees whereby it was highlighted that working on a job deadline could lead to gaining valuable commercial awareness even if sometimes at the expense of studying.
Upon a failed exam, the attendees were advised to perform an honest self-assessment of what led to failure. Loss of marks is typically attributed to incomplete or poorly structured answers or illegible handwriting. Attendees were advised to start studying past papers at least six weeks prior to an exam.
The event concluded with a networking session. In TANC's next event on 13 June, Dr Paolo Aversa will be presenting 'Leading in turbulent environments: lessons from Formula 1'.
For details, visit www.tanc-cass.co.uk