The Eddie Byers Scholarship

The Eddie Byers Scholarship has been created in memory of our late chief executive, Eddie Byers, to help aspiring students study English in the UK and further the association's charitable mission of advancing the education of international students in the English language.

Eddie wanted English UK to create a scholarship to give students from around the world the chance to study English in the UK. He believed that education transforms people's lives and thought a scholarship would support the charitable purpose of our association.

We feel that creating this scholarship is the best way we can pay tribute to Eddie and his passion for education, creating a lasting legacy in his name.

As the fund grows, we will work together with professional grant administrators and advisors to help us identify individuals for whom English language study will be transformative, changing their lives and their community for the better.

The scheme will be entirely funded by donations, and we would be grateful if you or your organisation were able to make a contribution. Thank you.

English UK: three peaks challenge

To raise funds for the Eddie Byers Scholarship, the English UK team took on the Three Peaks Challenge on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September 2016.

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Seventeen members of the extended English UK family took part, with a core group tackling Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, and others bringing fresh legs and new enthusiasm for the final mountain.

Between teatime on Friday and bedtime on Saturday we walked 26 miles, with 2,926 metres of climb, and drove around 462 miles. read more +


It was a challenge in every sense of the word, but also a privilege and a pleasure. Thank you everyone for your support, we are overwhelmed by your kind words and generosity.