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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  • 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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  • English UK targets ELT recovery with pioneering virtual international event
    17 September 2020

    Over 600 delegates from 45 ELT markets attended the three-day English UK Summit this week.

    The first day – which was free to attend for English UK members and international partners – had a full programme of 22 sessions including an address by government exports minister Graham Stuart.

    Over days two and three, English UK members, corporate members and agents had around 2,000 online 1-2-1 business meetings.

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  • Summit welcome address from English UK and Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Exports
    10 September 2020

    Jodie Gray, English UK's chief executive, is joined by Steve Phillips, a director at British Study Centres and English UK chair, and Graham Stuart MP to address delegates of English UK's first online summit.

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