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.
The Covid-19 crisis has had a major impact on the UK's English language teaching industry and sadly some of English UK's member centres have closed their businesses permanently this year.
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.
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.
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.