Press releases

These releases cover all aspects of the Association's work, from commenting on government policy or new research through fairs and events promoting studying in the UK to training events and conferences. To keep things simple, only major releases are posted here: check our news section to find every story about us.

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  • English UK figures suggest ELT market recovery
    23 November 2017

    The first ELT growth since 2013 was seen this summer, according to new English UK figures.

    Members of the association's Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) initiative reported 214,851 student weeks in the third quarter of 2017, compared with 183,203 in a predecessor scheme in 2016. This represents a year-on-rise of over 17 per cent.

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  • New style of English UK Fair is popular with participants
    6 November 2017

    An innovative English UK fair which included Italian secondary school teachers as well as agents and member centres was so popular that extra places were created.

    The fair, in Milan, was designed to use the power of school teachers as influencers by giving them more information on studying with English UK, before introducing them to educators and reputable Italian agents.

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  • Innovation attracts agents on English UK inward mission
    24 October 2017

    Agents from markets around the world are keen to work with English UK member centres they visited during a tour of east and central England in October.

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  • English UK’s management qualification goes international
    5 October 2017

    Senior staff at EF Education First in China are the first to take the international version of English UK's management qualification.

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  • English UK chief executive to speak at Labour and Conservative party conferences
    19 September 2017

    Labour and Conservative members and MPs will get the chance to hear the viewpoint of the UK English language industry at fringe events at their party conferences this autumn.

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