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Best preparationOver the years, ABE has interviewed hundreds of Top Paper Award winners* who have shared some brilliant study tips and techniques. Here's a summary of all the great advice the help you get top grades - from the people who have been there and done it!

Suren - Myanmar area managerABE's regional director for Asia, Suren Verma, who is based in Myanmar, shares the moving story of his battle with COVID and how he found strength and inspiration at the most difficult of times...

Selveena cropABE alumnus and successful entrepreneur, Selveena Parmanum, attended the 2021 online Commonwealth Women's Entrepreneurship Summit and has written this blog summarising the summit's discussions and takeaways to share with the wider ABE community...

Gillian MacfarlaneThe ABE Way encompasses our mission, values and culture.  As an organisation, we exist to empower people to transform their lives, providing them with the skills to be adaptable, have self-belief, and thrive in a volatile world.  These are the values our staff and team are committed to and they run through all that ABE does internally as well as externally.  Gillian Macfarlane is responsible for ABE's HR.  Here, she explains how she uses the commitments of The ABE Way in her approach to ABE's HR service as well as its policies and procedures:

The way a business responds to a crisis can be the difference between it emerging stronger or not all.  With this in mind, we are sharing six inadequate responses, turn these around and you have the coordinates for strong decision-making.

Adaylia-MarieHere are some presentations from just one ABE Endorsed KidsMBA cohort at CTS College in Trinidad & Tobago which really demonstrate how this course fires young people's imagination and builds their confidence. 

Social cropThis infographic tells the story of ABE in the 12 months from March 2020.  It was originally created for ABE's internal staff, who work incredibly hard and don't always have time to step back and look at all the things they help to achieve.  It got such a warm reception that we thought it would be nice to share it more widely as it celebrates all of our stakeholders.

RelaxedThis blog is to highlight the key differences between regulated and unregulated qualifications.  In the UK the qualification regulator for England is Ofqual.  According to Ofqual’s own general conditions when referring to a ‘qualification’ they are talking about a regulated qualification. This however this is not always the case with many awarding organisations, centres and employers using the term ‘qualification’ to describe unregulated provision. This can often be the cause of a great deal of confusion, particularly for students.

KimiaFor more than twelve years, Nations in Guyana, South America, has partnered with ABE offering ABE Level 4 or Level 5 Diploma courses. But about 18 months ago Nations expanded its field of vision when Dr O’Toole, the Director of Nations, had the opportunity to travel to The Gambia in West Africa and to Turkey to explore new collaborations and the opportunity to use education to make a positive difference in people's lives.  

EFF 5 CROPUsing the findings from the Educating Future Founders study, we present the compelling reasons why ABE supports the introduction of entrepreneurship education from the start of secondary school.

CTS KidsMBACTS College in Trinidad and Tobago introduced ABE Endorsed KidsMBA in June 2020.  Originally the plan had been to run face to face classes but COVID-19 meant the entire course had to be delivered remotely.   Here is the feedback we received from tutor,  Jenelle Alexander-Ramkissoon, and the story of the impact the programme had one young participant.

EFF headerTaken from the foreword of the Educating Future Founders report by Westminster think tank The Entrepreneurs Network, ABE's chief executive, Rob May, talks about why ABE is supporting this campaign which calls on entrepreneurship education to be included in the school curriculum.