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English UK member, United International College (UIC), won a presigious ELTon UK Award for Innovation last night for their 'Communication Station', a part of their English programme that sees students broadcasting a radio programme. A delighted Dan Humm Soriano, accompanied by David Wilkins and Ben Glynne, collected the award from host Jeremy Harmer.
Dramatic cuts in student visa numbers being proposed by the Government would not only damage the UK's economy and higher education sector but also fail to meet targets for lower migration, according to two authoritative new reports.
Northumbria School of English is celebrating after winning the top prize at North Tyneside Business Forum's first ever Lions' Lair event.
On Tuesday 8 February, the Immigration Minister, Damian Green, appeared before the Home Affairs Select Committee to discuss potential policy changes to UK student visas.
Following the cross-sectoral press conference and Home Affairs Select Committee meetings last week, the Financial Times has published editorial about opposition to the Government's proposals to introduce tighter rules for student visas.
Around 70 universities, colleges and private English language centres travelled to Brighton to give evidence on student visas to a special session of the Home Affairs Select Committee. Witnesses travelled from as far away as Wales and Leicester to appear before the Committee's only open session to be held outside Westminster during its scrutiny of the Government's proposed changes to student visas.
English UK was the first organisation called to give evidence at the Home Affairs Select Committee's investigation into the Government's proposed visa changes. Questions from the committee members ranged over the issues of bogus colleges, language levels, foundation courses and accreditation schemes.