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FAQ: I failed my exam. What now?

09-Jun-2017 09:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Study and exams

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There are few things in life more disappointing than realising you’ve been unsuccessful in an exam.

There could be any number of reasons you didn’t pass. Maybe you were experiencing a personal difficulty that hindered your ability to study over the last few months. Perhaps your work schedule was so jam-packed that you didn’t have as much time to revise as you would have liked. Or maybe you can hold your hand up and say that you didn’t put in enough effort this time.

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What is an insurance apprenticeship? (And other FAQs)

31-May-2017 08:13:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers

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Apprenticeships are a hot topic at the minute and if you're considering applying for one, there are a few key points you should know. Here are some of the frequently asked questions we've been receiving since the Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship launched.

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Student Stories: The journey to conferral day

30-May-2017 09:41:40 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Study and exams, Student Stories

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When studying towards any qualification, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The long evenings and weekends you give up to read textbooks, make notes and take mock exams can feel frustrating and never-ending. However, as you pass each exam and draw closer to your qualification, remember that there is plenty to look forward to beyond gaining extra letters after your name.

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Study advice: How to keep yourself motivated

26-May-2017 09:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Study and exams

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Throughout the semester, it’s easy to let your carefully thought out study plan fall to the back of your mind. Work, family and social priorities can take over, which means you could miss a couple of weeks of valuable study time.

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Service with a smile: how to ensure great customer service

24-May-2017 00:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Industry Insights

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Anne Roberts, Marketing and Communications Manager at The Insurance Institute, writes about how in an increasingly faceless, digital world, great customer service is imperative.

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5 tips to kick-start your study

22-May-2017 09:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Study and exams

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When you register for any qualification, it's perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed or unsure where to begin – particularly if you're planning on studying while you work. Getting organised and planning your time is the key to success and helps to relieve some of the stress, so it's important to prepare for the next few months.

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Assessing personal injury claims

17-May-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece, Industry Insights

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In this Thinkpiece from our member magazine, The Insider, Doireann O’Mahony, Barrister-at-Law, discusses recent developments in the assessment of awards in personal injuries claims.

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What is Blockchain?

10-May-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Thinkpiece, Industry Insights

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Blockchain is a term you may have come across, but few can explain exactly what this technology can do and its impact on industries such as insurance. Here Caitriona Somers sets out the key points those in our industry should be aware of.

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5 ways to reduce unconscious bias in the workplace

03-May-2017 11:36:22 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Industry Insights

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We all like to think we are unprejudiced, inclusive and objective; but unconsciously, we tend to gravitate towards the people who look and think like us. Julie Lynch from PDT Global discusses the damaging effects unconscious bias can have on businesses and gives tips for reducing biases in the workplace.

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Bright Young Things: What millennials want from their employer

19-Apr-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Industry Insights

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Talent gaps and skills shortages are key issues for the insurance industry. The dream of an innovative and exciting career can jar with the conservative nature of insurance, particularly for younger generations. So how can organisations in this traditional industry look to attract millennials? The Insurance Institute investigates. 

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