Press releases

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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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  • Summit plenary | Travel in flux: how youth travel experiences are adapting to the post-COVID next normal
    8 September 2020

    In this plenary session by Laura Van Eeckhout of Foresight Factory, we will explore how the needs of young travellers in particular have changed during these unprecedented times and how they can be attracted through experiences that are adapted to the next normal, yet as exciting and inspiring as ever.

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  • Write to your MP ahead of this Thursday's debate on support for the tourism industry
    7 September 2020

    The Leader of the House of Commons has announced that there will be a general debate on support for the tourism industry after the Covid-19 lockdown on Thursday 10 September.

    We urge members and stakeholder to write to their MP today encouraging them to attend the debate and speak in support of the UK ELT sector as an important part of the tourism industry.

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