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.

We are happy to help journalists with questions about UK ELT, please contact press relations manager Susan Young on susan@englishuk.com.

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  • English UK's response to the first traffic light list update for international travel
    4 June 2021

    Once again we are hugely disappointed that the government's first review of its traffic-light system not only sees no new countries added to its green list but also contains no indication of when and how countries might be moved to green in future. This is in contrast to the announcement from the Irish government today that arrivals from the EU and elsewhere with a vaccine certificate or a negative Covid-19 test will be welcome there from 19 July without quarantine and other restrictions.

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  • Support our post-bag campaign today
    1 June 2021

    One of our next campaigning actions is to orchestrate a 'post-bag' mailout to UK MPs from all political parties so that the issues we face are top of mind when we contact MPs for the next phase of the campaign.

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  • English UK members lead the way at hybrid conference
    27 May 2021

    The voice of the membership was at the forefront of our first-ever hybrid members' conference.

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  • Full impact of Covid-19 on UK ELT highlighted in English UK's annual statistics
    21 May 2021

    English UK's latest student statistics show the pandemic had an even more devastating effect on the industry than previously believed.

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  • English UK urges the Chancellor to fix anomaly to save world-leading ELT industry
    24 February 2021

    The government must urgently amend its support package for leisure and hospitality businesses to include the UK's globally-renowned English language teaching sector, says English UK.

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