Huge thanks to the team at English UK member UKLC who have handed over almost £3,500 to the Eddie Byers Fund.
English UK welcomes the travel changes announced yesterday which will make it easier for more international students to travel to the UK.
From Monday 11 October, 47 countries will come off the UK's red travel list. The only countries still on the red list will be Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Passengers arriving from all other countries need to quarantine in their accommodation for ten days, unless they meet the conditions to be exempt from quarantine.
Also on Monday, 37 new countries will be added to the UK's approved vaccine programme list. This will benefit all students under 18 years old from these countries, and any adults who are fully vaccinated with a UK-approved vaccine.
Our business events last week received a welcome bounce from the lifting of Covid travel restrictions. StudyWorld autumn enjoyed extra last minute-agent bookings and the largest-ever educator numbers for an online event, while the mood at the face to face ELT Marketing Conference was more positive than at an English UK event since the pandemic began.
Moved by the selfless altruism of so many of our members, devastating news from around the world, especially from Afghanistan, and the knowledge that there are currently 1,500 people on the waiting list for the 'Language: A Gateway' programme, we are now developing our partnership with RefuAid, supporting the expansion of the language programme with renewed energy.
A unique discount card for students studying English in the UK launches at our marketing conference in September.