Q3 2023 statistics from our quarterly intelligence cohort (QUIC) suggest the UK ELT sector recovered to 82% of pre-pandemic business levels.
This is the third consecutive quarter to reach over 80% recovery compared to 2019.
Comparing the data with Q3 2022, our Q3 2023 data shows a 54% increase in junior student weeks and a 40% increase in adult student weeks.
The English UK team attended meetings in Turkey last weekend, to meet new agents and catch up with association leaders.
Roz McGill and Naadiya Rawat attended the EuroAsia Agent Workshop, organised by Turkish agent association YEDAB. They also met with Eren Goker, president of agent association UED, and local British Council staff.
One of our fastest-selling events ever has been our 2023 China Roadshow, returning after Covid.
An extra 4,500 Japanese people can come to the UK on Youth Mobility Scheme visas each year, following a new agreement between Japan and the UK.
The new agreement increases youth mobility to 6,000 in each direction.
Following intense lobbying from English UK and others in the education and travel industries, we are very pleased to see that work is well under way to allow French school groups to enter the UK on ID Cards.