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Get an insight into what an actuary is and what they do in their world of work through our blogs, with posts from students, part-qualified and qualified actuaries across the world.

In this blog, Bradley Ashton, Actuarial Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, talks about studying after university and coping mechanisms for actuarial exams.
 
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author, gives advice on how to plan and structure your actuarial career. 
 
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author, gives advice and guidance on 5 steps in creating your own effective study plan. 
 
In this blog, Shubhanjali Gupta, fellow actuary, talks about her journey into the profession and some of the challenges she’s faced.
 
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author describes some of the challenges students face when prepping for exams and gives tips on how to overcome them. 
 
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author talks through the reality of actuarial exams alongside full-time work, and some of the mental challenges students are faced with. 

Best ways to build your actuarial network as a student
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author talks about the resources around you which can help you build your actuarial network, from dressing appropriately to helping and supporting others. 

Academic degrees that best complement an Actuarial Science degree
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author discussess in her opinion, degrees which can complement actuarial science if you are looking at completing joint-honours at university.

Work and study handle
In this blog, Khushil Modi talks about his experience on work and study balance, including his tips on how best to prepare for any upcoming exams. 

Tips to utilise your actuarial university resources
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author, gives tips on the best way to take advantage of all the resources available at your university and how this can make a difference to the start of your actuarial career.

How to select your ideal actuarial university 
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best selling author, gives an insight into how to select your actuarial university, what to look at as deciding factors and how to choose the right university for you.

Actuaries and stereotypes:
In this blog, Bradley Ashton, Actuarial Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, explains in his own words what an actuary does and how stereotypes aren't always as they seem. 

Misinterpretations of becoming an actuary:
In this blog, John Townhill, Actuarial Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, discusses some misinterpretations of becoming an actuary and things he’s enjoyed since graduating.

 An introduction to the world of actuarial science:
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best selling author, gives an insight into her own take on 'What is actuarial science' and what it takes to become an actuary. 

My journey to becoming an actuarial consulting analyst:
In this blog, Khushil Modi talks about his journey from studying actuarial science at LSE to working at Deloitte as a consulting analyst. 

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