ACT Annual Dinner 2018 – Thank you for supporting us

A huge thank you to all those who came to the ACT Annual Dinner yesterday at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London – it was a huge success and we hope that you all enjoyed the night! The Dinner provided a fantastic opportunity to network with treasury and finance peers whilst enjoying a superb 3-course meal, fine wine and entertainment in one of the most prestigious venues in London. As the night evolved guests welcomed the after dinner speaker, Sandi Toksvig, who received a fantastic reception. With 1500+ guests, the event raised over £60,000 for the Hand in Hand international charity,

Work together to stay motivated

In this series of blogs, I’m outlining some of the benefits of face-to-face learning and looking beyond the well-established fact that the traditional classroom environment gives students a better chance of passing an assessment, and instead exploring some of the more holistic gains. The ACT launched a new set of qualifications during 2015 and we thought long and hard about how best to support our hard-working students. To this end we launched a brand new face-to-face offering on top of the classes we provide; those who can’t make the physical classes can now get some of that vital personal touch

I’ve studied, I’ve booked, but will I conquer?

So after months of shutting myself away with an open book, lost in the world of studying as I listened to ‘Eye of the Tiger’ and highlighting everything in sight, including the take away menu, I’ve done it, I’ve now booked my exam date. The confirmation arrived this morning so there’s no turning back now… But am I ready? I mean I feel ready, I must be ready, I booked my exam date! So why can’t I remember the calculations? What about the principles of treasury? Yesterday I could recite them all, however now here I am with sweaty palms

This October, is my CAN-DO month

Winter is coming! Nights are getting darker and colder, your favourite series is back on TV and party season is starting. There is more temptation than ever during the winter season to avoid opening up your unit materials. The last thing you want to do when you come home from work is to start your studies… No more excuses! This is your CAN-DO month – a promise to yourself to get motivated and start studying. Don’t get me wrong, it is important to get the work, life and study balance right, but you can start by doing a few steps

Resisting the urge to watch Game of Thrones

We’ve all been there. You WANT to do well. You have a desire to be successful, and if someone were to ask you “do you want to pass this course with flying colours?” the answer would undoubtedly be “yes!” But… But when it comes to putting this thought into action, it’s not quite as easy as promising yourself that you’re going to give it your all, and then putting your feet up to watch Game of Thrones while waiting for the good results to show up. The hard truth The truth is, in order to achieve a significant goal, you need to

Work smart, not hard: Tip 1

Those with children will no doubt be aware that the Summer holidays have recently begun and with it a swarm of excited children are out in the wild for six glorious weeks. At that age it seems as if the Summer will last forever, school a long forgotten bad memory. Around August there will be uniform fittings and the sadness that the Summer adventures are now coming to an end. One of the ways that I was tempted back to school as a child was with a brand new set of stationary. The idea of the crisp new notebooks, the