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Episode 86: Adapting to a changed world with Ronnie Patton

We speak to Ronnie Patton, our ACCA president, whose long and varied career gives him a unique perspective on how the qualification has developed to keep pace with a rapidly changing world.
5/22/202428 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 85: Identity – at home and at work

Leadership and communication specialist Shola Kaye, and career coach Marie Dewulf, explore what identity is and how to bring the best of yourself to your colleagues, family and friends
5/21/202412 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 84: Hear from a member: How ACCA changed my life

The road to ACCA can be tough but the end goal is worth it!We spoke to ACCA member Belinda about her journey to membership and how it's changed her life. She shared her experiences of self-study, sitting exams, EPSM, PER and more.You can learn more about Belinda's ACCA journey on her YouTube channel. 
5/8/202419 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 83: Neurodiversity and accountancy studies

In this episode, we speak with Hannah Macdonald ACA, founder of the Accountancy Hub. Hannah shared her insights into neurodiversity and accountancy studies, exploring the different experiences and challenges that neurodiverse students may encounter during their learning journey, and the available resources that can support them. You can find out more about Hannah and her work on the Accountancy Hub website.
5/1/202420 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 81: The final step – applying to become an ACCA member

In this podcast, we speak to Alexandra and Callum who are part of the member support team at ACCA. They discuss how the membership application process works and share guidance to help you avoid any potential delays. If you’re almost ready to apply – or you want to know what’s involved so you’re prepared when the time comes – this episode will help you complete all the necessary steps required to achieve this momentous goal!  
4/15/202410 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 82: Unlock your potential: The benefits of ACCA membership

In this episode, we speak to ACCA Tutor Ashim Kumar about the benefits of membership and the many opportunities it brings. From personal fulfilment to professional development, we explore how being part of this global community can truly elevate your career.
4/8/202424 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 80: How to use the SBL pre seen information

We spoke to Steph, a member of the SBL examining team, about the SBL pre-seen information. She explains how to use it so you feel better equipped and more confident to analyse and understand the information presented to you on exam day.
4/2/20249 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 79: Exam support for you

Expert tutor Tom Clendon shares his advice about how to bounce back from a fail
3/7/202420 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 78: How studies prepare you for the workplace

The technical knowledge gained throughout your studies is vital for your future career, but how about the skills you’re developing without always realising it? In this episode, we speak to ACCA Tutor Ashim Kumar about the variety of essential workplace skills (sometimes referred to as ‘soft skills’) you gain when studying and sitting ACCA exams and how this boosts your employability.
2/20/202429 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 77: A day in the life of: Charlie Pierce, UK

We have asked students from around the world to share their insights, experiences and techniques for exam success as they navigate the ACCA Qualification. We would love to share your story too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
11/20/20238 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 77: A day in the life of: Jason Li, Hong Kong

We asked members from around the world to share their insights, experiences and techniques for exam success as they navigated the ACCA Qualification. We would love to share your story too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
11/20/20236 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 77: A day in the life of: Jonathan Pak, Hong Kong

We asked members from around the world to share their insights, experiences and techniques for exam success as they navigated the ACCA Qualification. We would love to share your story too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
11/20/20237 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 77: In your own words: What do you do the week before an exam? Part 2

We're collecting advice and insights from students around the world on how they've successfully navigated the ACCA qualification. In this episode they share what they do to prepare, the week before an exam. We would love to share your insights too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
11/20/20233 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 77: In your own words: What do you do the day before an exam? Part 2

We're collecting advice and insights from students around the world on how they've successfully navigated the ACCA qualification. In this episode they share different tactics for those last 24 hours before an exam. We would love to share your insights too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
11/20/20232 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 77: In your own words: What study practices work best for you?

We're collecting advice and insights from students around the world on how they've successfully navigated the ACCA qualification. In this episode they share what practices best prepared them for their exams. We would love to share your insights too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
11/20/20233 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 77: In your own words: What are your top tips for success?

We're collecting advice and insights from students around the world on how they've successfully navigated the ACCA qualification. In this episode they share their top tips for exam success. We would love to share your insights too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
11/20/20233 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 85: In your own words: What is the most important thing you've learnt from your ACCA journey so far?

We're collecting advice and insights from students around the world on how they've successfully navigated the ACCA qualification. In this episode they consider the lessons learnt, highlights and wisdom gained. We would love to share your insights too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
8/29/20232 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 84: In your own words: What do you do the day before an exam?

We're collecting advice and insights from students around the world on how they've successfully navigated the ACCA qualification. In this episode they share different tactics for those last 24 hours before an exam. We would love to share your insights too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
8/29/20232 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 83: In your own words: What study practices work best for you?

We're collecting advice and insights from students around the world on how they've successfully navigated the ACCA qualification. In this episode they reflect on what study practices have led to their exam success. We would love to share your insights too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
8/29/20234 minutes
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Episode 82: In your own words: What do you do the week before an exam?

We're collecting advice and insights from students around the world on how they've successfully navigated the ACCA qualification. In this episode they share what they do to prepare, the week before an exam. We would love to share your insights too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
8/29/20232 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 81: A day in the life of: Ishita Sabarwal, UAE

We have asked students from around the world to share their insights, experiences and techniques for exam success as they navigate the ACCA qualification. We would love to share your story too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
8/29/202315 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 80: A day in the life of: Jigyasa Nagrani, India

We have asked students from around the world to share their insights, experiences and techniques for exam success as they navigate the ACCA qualification. We would love to share your story too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
8/29/202310 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 79: A day in the life of: Abishek Arora, Dubai

We have asked students from around the world to share their insights, experiences and techniques for exam success as they navigate the ACCA qualification. We would love to share your story too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
8/29/20236 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 78: A day in the life of: Richard Guyver, UK

We have asked students from around the world to share their insights, experiences and techniques for exam success as they navigate the ACCA qualification. We would love to share your story too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
8/29/20239 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 77: A day in the life of: Aastha Bagga, UAE

We have asked students from around the world to share their insights, experiences and techniques for exam success as they navigate the ACCA qualification. We would love to share your story too, so email us at [email protected] to get involved.
8/29/202356 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 76: OD CBE skills for success

We speak to expert tutor Jo Tuffill about her tips for passing ACCA on-demand CBEs. Watch her webinar 'on-demand CBE skills for success' here: https://youtu.be/aYy2U-TsO8oIf you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected]
8/22/202316 minutes
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Episode 75: Useful tips for the Options exams - AFM

Part of our mini-series focused on useful advice for the Options exams. We speak to a member of ACCA’s Examining Team, Andrew, who shares his top tips for the AFM exam. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected] the article 'Useful tips from the Examining Team' here: https://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en/student/exam-support-resources/professional-exams-study-resources/p4/examiners-reports.html
8/17/202311 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 74: Useful tips for the Options exams - AAA

Part of our mini-series focused on useful advice for the Options exams. We speak to Rebecca, a member of ACCA’s Examining Team, who shares her top tips for the AAA exam. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected] the article 'Useful tips from the Examining Team' here:https://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en/student/exam-support-resources/professional-exams-study-resources/p7/examiners-reports.html
8/16/202320 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 73: Useful tips for the Options exams - ATX

Part of our mini-series focused on useful advice for the Options exams. We speak to a member of ACCA’s Examining Team, Michelle, shares her top tips for the ATX exam. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected] the article 'Useful tips from the Examining Team' here:https://www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/student/exam-support-resources/professional-exams-study-resources/p6/examiners-reports.html
8/15/202321 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 71: Useful tips for the Options exams - APM

Part of our mini-series focused on useful advice for the Options exams. We speak to a member of ACCA’s examining team, Michelle, who shares her top tips for the APM exam. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected] the article 'Useful tips from the Examining Team' here: https://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en/student/exam-support-resources/professional-exams-study-resources/p5/examiners-reports.html
8/14/202314 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 72: Helping you prepare for the FIA changes in September 2023

We speak to Matthew Hall, Qualification Solutions Manager at ACCA, about the changes to the Foundations Level exams coming in September 2023 and what these mean for students. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected]
8/2/202312 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 72: Helping you prepare for the FIA changes in September 2023

We speak to Matthew Hall, Qualification Solutions Manager at ACCA, about the changes to the Foundations Level exams coming in September 2023 and what these mean for students. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected]
8/2/202312 hours, 15 minutes
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Episode 70: Helping you prepare for the SBL changes in September 2023

In this podcast, we speak to a member of ACCA’s examining team, Michelle. She explains the upcoming changes to SBL that are coming into effect from September, including the introduction of pre-seen material. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected]
7/25/202311 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 69: Returning to study - plan your pathway

We talk to ACCA student Lorna about their reasons for pursuing ACCA qualification, and their advice on returning to studies following a break. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected]
7/11/202312 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 68: Helping you get prepared for SBR Q1

In conversation with ACCA's Qualifications Content Lead Danny Beusch, explaining what changes are coming to SBR question 1 and helping students get prepared. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected]
7/5/202312 minutes
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Episode 67: Introducing the ACCA Study Hub

Find out about the many useful features of our new platform designed to help you on your journey to ACCA exam success. Let us know what you think at #ACCASudyHub
6/26/202321 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 66: How to return to studies and kickstart your ACCA journey after a break

We speak to Vignesh Sivakumar, from Phoenix Financial Training, to get his advice on how to kickstart your studies after a break. We discuss the benefits and motivations for pursuing ACCA qualification, and what to consider when you're restarting your exam journey.Thanks to ACCA student Abbas for suggesting the topic for this podcast episode. If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected]
6/22/202321 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 1: We want you to succeed - how to use mock exams to your best advantage

We speak to James Wright ACCA on the importance of mock exams and how they take your revision to the next level.Thanks to ACCA student Rupesh for suggesting the topic for this podcast episode.If you have a topic you would like to hear discussed, please get in touch - email us at [email protected]
5/15/202320 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 64: Prepare to pass your on-demand exam

In conversation with ACCA student Leo Le Taro, who shares his experience of sitting on-demand exams and what he thinks contributed to his exam success.
3/28/202316 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 63: Changes to TX/ATX - get prepared

In conversation with tutor Aileen Edgar about the upcoming changes to the TX/ATX exams and addition of professional skills marks
3/14/202312 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 62: Inspiring accountability

Students Evie and Callum realise the importance of staying accountable to each other for their studies, and how they hope to inspire other students do to the same on their instagram study group only2nerds. We talk to them to find out more about their study journey.Let us know at [email protected] what topics you'd like us to cover in future podcasts.
2/6/202321 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 61: Plan your way to study success

We speak to tutor Roger Gitonga about the importance of planning
10/24/202226 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 60: My journey to membership

Stephen Doyle ACCA talks about how he kept motivated despite some exam fails on the way
10/12/202228 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 59: Professional skills marks

We speak to ACCA's Michelle Day to find out how you can best prepare for addition of professional skills marks in the Options exams
7/20/202217 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 58: Getting ready for SBR

ACCA’s Ruth Jones shares her expert advice for achieving success in the SBR exam
4/6/202213 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 57: How ACCA-X supports on-demand exam success

We speak to Ian Businge to find out about his experience with ACCA-X and on-demand exams
2/9/202217 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 56: Setting yourself up for self-study success

In this short podcast, we highlight how you can create the best conditions for self-study 
2/2/20225 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 55: Getting ready for your SP exams

We find out the best way to approach your SP exams
11/16/202111 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 54: Getting ready for your AS exams

We speak to ACCA's Andrew Finch about the best way to approach your AS exams. Find out more about using the scratch pad.
11/12/20218 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 53: Applied knowledge exams - how to achieve success

Find out all you need to know about studying for the Applied Knowledge exams - including ACCA resources such as the Student VLC, ACCA's YouTube channel and study resources on the ACCA website.
11/2/202121 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 52: How to achieve success in PM

We speak to expert tutor Steve Willis about the best way to approach your PM preparation. For information on using the CBE scratchpad, which Steve refers to in this podcast, view here
10/1/202120 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 51: All you need to know about AA

We speak to expert tutor Erin Morton about the Audit and Assurance exam. In this podcast we discuss:  The underpinning knowledge needed for AA and how it differs from exams at Applied Knowledge level Exam structure and technique   Erin’s top tips for maximizing marks 
9/16/202122 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 50: Planning your studies

Find out about Compass, ACCA's exam planning tool.
9/14/20215 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 50: Planning your studies

Find out about Compass, ACCA's exam planning tool.
9/14/20215 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 49: Student virtual learning centre

Find out about the ACCA Student VLC and how it can help you get ready for your exams
9/3/20215 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 48: Focus on: student YouTube channel

Find out how to make the most out of the ACCA student YouTube channel
8/26/20215 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 47: Get connected

All you need to know about the SA app
8/16/20215 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 46: Preparing for exams

A series of short podcasts helping you make the most out of ACCA's resources
8/5/20215 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 45: Overcoming exam fails and a study break

We speak to ACCA student Gbemisola Fadugbabe to find out how she got herself back on track with her ACCA Qualification
7/22/202121 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 44: Triple prizewinner's advice

James Carew, triple prizewinner from the March 2021 session, shares his advice for making the most out of online learning and how the EPSM really helped him with this SP exams. 
7/2/202120 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 43: All you need to know about the OBU degree

We speak to Dr Kate Ringham, programme lead at Oxford Brookes University, to find out more about the ACCA/OBU BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting degree
6/9/202118 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 42: How to pass your SBL exam

We speak to export tutor Dr Constantine 'Dino' Kiritsis about the best ways to prepare for SBLTo access Dino's flow chart - visit the ACCA Learning Community
6/2/202124 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 41: How to achieve success in SBR

We speak to expert tutor Claire Dean to find out how students can succeed in the SBR exam
6/1/202121 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 40: Being an ethical ACCA student

We speak to Joe Johnson, ACCA's Director of Professional Conduct, to find out about her team and how an investigation into misconduct might occur, and also how our exams and processes make the ACCA Qualification respected by employers around the world.
5/19/202114 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 39: Tax exams - syllabus changes

We speak to expert tutor Aileen Edgar about how to deal with the change in syllabus for TX and ATX
5/5/202127 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 38: In session – coming to your inbox soon

We speak to ACCA’s Richard Baillie about ACCA’s study support resources, including our new support email - In Session – which will be sent to you each Tuesday after you enter for an exam.
4/27/202118 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 37: A global ACCA journey

From Brazil and law to Ireland and accountancy – we chat to ACCA prizewinner, Carol Guimarães, about her ACCA journey so far
4/21/202123 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 36: Tips for exam success

We speak to Silver medal exam prizewinner Jamie Gent about his route through the ACCA Qualification and his tips for exam success
4/13/202119 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 35: Route to success

We speak to recent prizewinner Zara Naeem about her route to success with her ACCA exams
3/30/202121 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 34: Plotting your route through the qualification

We speak to Catherine Edwards, ACCA’s Skills and Development Director, about the many ways you can navigate through your ACCA journey.
3/24/202121 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 33: Insta Experts: Remote exam FAQs

We recently held an Instagram live video chat. Here it is as a podcast - have a listen now.Find out more at www.accaglobal.com/remoteready
2/24/202131 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 32: Sleep, breath, revise, repeat

Paul is back in the interviewer chair, speaking to ACCA wellbeing ambassador Ross Anderson on how important wellbeing is to you.Find out more at ACCA's wellbeing hub: https://www.accaglobal.com/sg/en/student/wellbeing
2/17/202120 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 31: Paul's advice on how to pass your exams

The tables are turned as ACCA's Paul Kirkwood is this time the one answering the questions on his ACCA journey and how being in his words " a terrible student" helped him learn new techniques and improved his exam performance
2/10/202126 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 30: Expert advice to keep on track

We talk to expert tutor Tom Clendon about how to keep your studies on track and how to learn from your exam experience
2/3/202124 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to achieve remote exam success

We speak to recent prizewinner, and now affiliate, Navean Raj who passed his final exams remotely last year to find out his advice for other students
1/26/202124 minutes, 51 seconds
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Graham Hambly: From Dartford via Washington DC

We speak to PQ magazine editor Graham Hambly to find out his advice for keeping on track with your studies based on his experiences of talking to thousands of students over the past 20 years. You can take a look at PQ magazine here: https://www.pqmagazine.com/
1/19/202125 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 27: ACCA learning community

We speak to Isobel Wroath, ACCA community manger, about how you can make the most of the ACCA Learning Community. Find out more at learningcommunity.accaglobal.com
1/11/202114 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 26: Our Ethics and Professional Skills module - all you need to know

We speak to Pallavi Gupta, Head of EducationACCA India, to find out how the EPSM is so useful to all ACCA students.
12/18/202013 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 25: ACCA-X - all you need to know

We speak to Krutika Adatia, ACCA Digital Learning Lead, to find out what ACCA-X is and how it can help you on your ACCA student journey
12/17/202023 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 24: How to prepare for on-demand exams

We speak to ACCA's James Patrick about how students can prepare for the early exams in the ACCA journey, looking at the support resources available to them and also how to prepare for exam successAlso - register for our webinar on on -demand exams on the 15 December - bit.ly/2VKfFa0
12/7/202022 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 23: Getting prepared for exam success

We speak to Maiki Lynch, ACCA Qualification Education Liaison Manager, about how to make best use of all the ACCA resources available from the examining team.
12/1/202020 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 22: Mastering AAA

We speak to expert tutor Ben Wilson to find out his top tips for students taking AAA
11/25/202021 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 21: Mastering APM

We speak to expert tutor Sean Purcell to find out his top tips for students taking APM
11/24/202019 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mastering ATX

We speak to expert tutor Yvonne Goh to find out her top tips for students attempting ATX
11/16/202020 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mastering AFM

We speak to expert tutor Liam Doran to find out his top tips for students taking AFM
11/16/202021 minutes, 10 seconds
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Practice makes perfect

We speak to Lucy Moore, ACCA Professional Education manager, about the ACCA Practice Platform - a vital resource to get you ready for exam success.Take a look at the platform https://www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/student/exam-entry-and-administration/computer-based-exams/strategic-professional-cbes/cbe-practice-platform.html
11/10/202019 minutes, 11 seconds
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Preparing for remotely invigilated exams

We speak to Judith Bennett - ACCA Director of Professional Qualifications - to find out how students can best prepare for ACCA's remotely invigilated exams. To sign up for a useful webinar on this subject register here: http://bit.ly/2GrEKTb
11/4/202019 minutes, 26 seconds
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Helping you keep on track

We speak to Stuart Pedley-Smith, Kaplan's head of learning, to find out how you can keep yourself on track for success in the ACCA exams. We held a webinar with Stuart on this topic too - watch on-demand here https://bit.ly/37GMBaH
10/26/202020 minutes, 11 seconds
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Planning for success

We speak to ACCA affiliate Ashwini Raj about how she overcame exam failure setbacks to finally reach her goals.
10/19/202020 minutes, 29 seconds
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Making the most of exam feedback

We chat to Karen Campbell, ACCA qualifications technical advisor, about the best ways to approach the Applied Skills exams and how to make the most of the feedback from examiners.
10/12/202021 minutes, 7 seconds
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Never give up

We chat to ACCA member Chris Barrett to find out about his challenging journey to membership, including carrying on after multiple exam fails. Chris shares his advice for those of you who don’t pass first time.
10/6/202017 minutes, 37 seconds
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Using the power of visualisation to motivate

Taken from an article by Sean Purcell, this podcast looks at the power of visualisation to motivate you towards success, and how to create a structure of living that supports your vision. Sean Purcell BA ACMA CGMA is an ACCA expert tutor who regularly contributes to ACCA programmes around the world. He was recently voted 2020 lecturer of the year by PQ magazine.
9/18/20205 minutes, 36 seconds
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Motivation and planning a route to success

Taken from an article by Sean Purcell, this podcast explores the power of motivation and creating specific behaviours and actions to accomplish your goals. Sean Purcell BA ACMA CGMA is an ACCA expert tutor who regularly contributes to ACCA programmes around the world. He was recently voted 2020 lecturer of the year by PQ magazine.
9/18/20206 minutes, 28 seconds
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Techniques for effective study

Taken from an article by Sean Purcell, this podcast looks at different learning styles, how to stay focused and take care of your mental health. Sean Purcell BA ACMA CGMA is an ACCA expert tutor who regularly contributes to ACCA programmes around the world. He was recently voted 2020 lecturer of the year by PQ magazine.
9/18/20208 minutes, 46 seconds
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Achieving your study and career goals

20 minutes with Reza Ali, ACCA Director of Professional Education. We chat about his journey from student to working at ACCA and how he wants to help students achieve their study and career goals.
9/18/202019 minutes, 28 seconds
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SA Interviews: Strategies for success with prizewinners Autumn Murphy, Dominic Gibson and Lauren Pamplin

ACCA prizewinners Autumn Murphy, Dominic Gibson and Lauren Pamplin share their top tips for passing exams, in particular the Advanced Taxation, Advanced Performance Management and Advanced Audit and Assurance exams. They also discuss their experiences of working in lockdown, how they approach their careers, and how they manage to stay motivated.
9/18/202024 minutes, 26 seconds
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SA Interviews: Stuart Pedley-Smith Part 2 - Learning in lockdown

In the second of two podcasts, Head of Learning at Kaplan Financial Stuart Pedley-Smith talks specifically about some of the obstacles to studying that might come up during periods of self-isolation, and what strategies to apply in order to overcome them - many of which will be equally useful once the lockdown ends.
9/18/202027 minutes, 2 seconds
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SA Interviews: Stuart Pedley-Smith Part 1 - The six strategies of learning

In the first of two podcasts, Head of Learning at Kaplan Financial Stuart Pedley-Smith explains the science of learning, and how effective learning methods can be applied by anyone to achieve positive results. In particular this episode explores in depth six proven strategies for effective learning: spacing, interleaving, retrieval practice, elaboration, concrete examples and dual coding.
9/18/202035 minutes, 7 seconds
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SA Interviews: SBL tips with prizewinner Aminat Kamaru

The Strategic Business Leader exam mirrors the workplace, providing opportunities to demonstrate a blend of technical, practical and professional skills. In this episode we speak to SBL prizewinner Aminat Kamaru, senior associate risk assurance professional at PwC Nigeria, about how she tackled studying for this exam, what inspired her and what were the key factors in enabling her success.
9/18/202016 minutes
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SA Interviews: Passing SBL with prizewinner Sophie Taylor

In this episode our special guest is Sophie Taylor, an internal auditor at a financial services company. As a prizewinner from the March 2019 Strategic Business Leader exam, Sophie shares which resources she found most useful and offers tips about how to study for and pass the SBL exam.
9/18/202016 minutes, 55 seconds
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SA Interviews: ACCA Prizewinners

How do the students with the top marks achieve their impressive results? What's the secret? In this episode we talk to 3 ACCA prizewinners around the world, Aminat Kamaru from Nigeria, Shahzeb Khan from Pakistan and Robyn Hever from the UK, about their goals, challenges and top tips for studying and passing exams.
9/18/202019 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bouncing back from a fail

Failing an exam can feel like the worst thing in the world – how do you pick yourself back up? Understand what went wrong so you pass next time. Here are some tips for moving forward with a positive mindset.
9/18/20207 minutes, 55 seconds
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Scoring professional marks

This podcast explains what professional marks are, how they are awarded in the Strategic Professional exams and serves to remind potential candidates how best to achieve these additional, and often crucial, marks.
9/18/202010 minutes