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Alena Pakhomenka is 30 and comes from Minsk in Belarus. She is studying at United World 2 School of English in Bournemouth.
English UK today welcomed an announcement by the UK Border Agency that from 10 January 2010, the Student Visitor Visa will be valid for a maximum of 11 months for English language courses only.
The UK Government has today launched a public consultation on reform of Tier 4 of the Points Based System - the student entry route to the UK.
The English UK Fair, Singapore 2011 will take place at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort from Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 November 2011. The event is organised by English UK in partnership with the British Council, UK Trade & Investment and VisitBritain.
The fair will bring together accredited UK English language centres and study abroad agents in a luxurious beachfront resort overlooking the South China Sea.
Participation is limited to just 70 organisations (30 educators and 40 agencies) and is only open to English UK member centres and selected top quality agents from the Asia Pacific region.
The English UK Fair, Hanoi 2010 took place at the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake between Tuesday 16 and Friday 19 November 2010. The workshop was organised by English UK in partnership with and supported by the British Council, UK Trade & Investment and VisitBritain.
Rebekka Wermuth is 21 and comes from Happerswil in Switzerland. She studied examination English at English UK member the Christian English Language Centre in Christchurch, near Bournemouth.