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 language organisations join forces to run major global teacher project
    25 November 2020

    English UK has partnered with other major English language organisations on a ground-breaking project to improve teaching standards in 20 countries.

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  • English UK appoints Jodie Gray as new chief executive
    16 November 2020

    Jodie Gray has been appointed chief executive of English UK after taking over as interim leader in February 2020.

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  • The fight to keep ID card travel for EU juniors: what next?
    9 October 2020

    English UK's campaign to keep ID card travel for EU juniors was put to the vote in the House of Lords this week where it was rejected by a frustratingly small 14 votes. While it is disappointing not to have won the vote, the result was not wholly unexpected, and we have many other positives from the campaign, not least the high profile support of cross-bench peers, which was picked up by the national press. 

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  • Campaign for ID card travel: English UK's bill amendment debated in Lords
    22 September 2020

    English UK's campaign to keep ID card travel for ELT students received support in the House of Lords in September, when our suggested amendment to the Immigration and Social Security Bill was debated.

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  • MP speaks up for UK ELT in Parliamentary tourism debate
    21 September 2020

    Bath MP Wera Hobhouse highlighted the plight of English language teaching centres during a debate on tourism on 10 September, and followed up her intervention with a letter to Nigel Huddleston, the minister for sport, tourism and heritage.

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