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.

  • English UK members tell parliamentarians what help they need to survive
    25 June 2021

    MPs and peers will lobby the government with recommendations for supporting UK ELT after an evidence session discussing the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit on the sector. 

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  • Meet the new leaders of English UK's Board of Trustees
    24 June 2021

    Mark Rendell and Shoko Doherty have been voted the new chair and vice-chair of the English UK Board of Trustees. Both are active members of the ELT industry, running schools in England and Wales. They play a major role in representing the sector both locally and nationally, and believe their experience will be invaluable in helping the industry tackle the challenge of rebuilding after Covid-19 and the withdrawal of EU freedom of movement.

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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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