English UK news
  • Professional development latest
    24 October 2011

    English UK Professional Services are pleased to announce a fantastic start to the training day calendar – our first session, Managing Homestay Accommodation on Thursday 3 November, with Dr. Diane Phillips, is completely sold out.

    We are arranging a second session with Diane. Please send all expressions of interest to Tom Weatherley, Professional Services Manager, at tom@englishuk.com.

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  • Youth student and educational travel delivering benefits to the UK economy
    24 October 2011

    The British Educational Travel Association (BETA) has published the findings of their study into the volume and value of the inbound UK youth, student and educational travel market.

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  • Cost of education visa change - English UK's letter to the chancellor
    22 October 2011

    This week 100 English UK member centres have written to the chancellor asking for an urgent review of immigration policy

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  • Justin Quinn nominated for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year awards
    20 October 2011

    We would like to congratulate Justin Quinn, Managing Director of Centre of English Studies on being nominated for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year awards in Dublin.

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  • English UK marketing and management conferences - call for speakers
    18 October 2011

    Can you work miracles in marketing or are you a management maestro?  Do you have something important to say to the industry?

    English UK Professional Services announce a 'Call for Speakers' for their prestigious Marketing and Management Conferences.

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  • Government urged to commission an independent review into UK's international education sector
    18 October 2011

    The Government should act to safeguard the UK's £14bn international education sector by commissioning an independent review into its workings, says English UK.

    Chief Executive Tony Millns says the Australian government responded quickly earlier this year to an independent review of their international education sector, streamlining and liberalisation their student visa system among other reforms.

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  • Most Britons do not view international students as immigrants, new research shows
    17 October 2011

    Most British people do not view international students as immigrants and would prefer to see the Government reduce other groups of migrants, according to new research.

    Two thirds of people did not support reducing the numbers of international students coming to the UK. Those who did want to cut student numbers saw little difference between those studying at English language centres, colleges or universities.

    Tony Millns, chief executive of English UK, said that the Government's target of cutting immigration to "the tens of thousands" had created a visa system which was a real deterrent to international students, yet the research showed this did not address the electorate's actual concerns about immigration.

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  • Latin American agents enjoy their visit to the north of England with English UK
    13 October 2011

    English UK held another successful inward mission in early October for 11 participants from Latin America. The agents came from across the region, including Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia for a trip designed to introduce them to the north of England.

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  • A record-breaking year for StudyWorld London
    12 October 2011

    It was a record-breaking year for StudyWorld London, with almost 900 delegates from all over the world attending the international student recruitment fair. This year's refreshed format was an all-round success.

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  • Don't Delay for November training days
    11 October 2011

    With only a few weeks before the training day sessions start, early-bird centres are getting their forms completed and staff on the courses. 

    Several centres are taking advantage of our 3 for 2 offer, allowing them to book places on three training days and receive the cheapest for free.

    Details and booking forms for the whole year can be found in the English UK training days section of the website.

    Don't delay - get your form in today.

  • View images from English UK's autumn 2011 inward mission
    9 October 2011

    English UK inward missions are designed to offer language travel agents the opportunity to gain direct experience of English language education in the UK.

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  • Booking for our Teachers' Conference
    7 October 2011

    English UK Professional Services have been busy this week with booking forms and enquiries about our Teachers' Conference, due to take place on November 12.   

    Last year was a sell-out.   English UK have secured extra space for this year at the stylish Prospero House venue, but to avoid disappointment take a few minutes this weekend to get your form completed! 

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  • Launch of new online briefing course for Partner Agency scheme
    7 October 2011

    With the launch of our new online briefing course, agencies from around the world will now have the chance to sign to the Partner Agency scheme. This scheme has been created to recognise study abroad agencies and educational consultancies that are successfully promoting the UK as an English language teaching destination.

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  • Invitation to students of Eden House College
    6 October 2011

    English UK would like to invite all former students of Eden House College to a meeting between 12.15 and 14.45 on Monday 10 October 2011 at the Mayfair School of English, 14 Soho Street, London, W1D 3DN. The building is next door to Eden House College and you are requested to access the building from 67-71 Oxford Street and follow the signage.

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  • ELTons 2012 – call for applications
    5 October 2011

    Applications are now open for the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching. The ELTons 2012 awards ceremony will be held on the 23 May 2012.

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  • UK grants Taiwanese access to its Youth Mobility Scheme
    4 October 2011

    British Trade & Cultural Office has announced that from 1 January 2012, Taiwanese young people would be eligible to apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa for the UK.

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  • UKCISA launches survey on the student experience of Tier 4
    3 October 2011

    UKCISA's survey to gather feedback from international students who applied to come to the UK via the Tier 4 student route in 2011 is now live and ready.

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