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list UKBA update & other visa news
 

Changes to UKBA / Tier 4 visa applications - information for students / New premium and priority services in China / Document consent form for all applicants in Russia / New priority visa service in Russian Federation / Online applications and payment in Ukraine / TB test required for Vietnamese students before visa application / Re-tendering exercise for secure English language test providers / Access to Student Loans / News from Penningtons: HTS criteria and the reporting of visa refusals examined by the Court of Appeal.

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list Get insight into the Government's education export strategy and other business-crucial analysis at English UK's annual conference
 

The shape of the ELT market in 2020, the Government's analysis of the importance of education exports, and an insider's view on how to increase student numbers from Brazil are just three of the highlights at this year's English UK annual conference. A copy of the full programme is now available to download.

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list The English UK Fair, Chiang Mai - Early Bird deadline fast approaching
 

If you are interested in working with agents from the Asia Pacific region, register now to take advantage of the discounted Early Bird rate. There is just over one week remaining before the English UK Fair, Chiang Mai Early Bird deadline - book by 13 May 2013 and save £160.

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list BIS report from quantitative & qualitative research with UK colleges
 

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has commissioned a quantitative survey and qualitative research with UK colleges. The research collected data measuring the direct financial impact that Tier 4 students have on colleges, and also their wider social and economic benefits.

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list StudyWorld London 2013 – where the world’s best educators meet the world’s best agents
 

Everyone who attends StudyWorld London is serious about doing business, but doing business doesn't have to be boring. Our innovative social events combine business with pleasure, providing you with the perfect environment to build new connections.

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list Training days update & call for speakers
 

We have spaces on two more days before our training programme goes on a summer holiday. Fear not – it will be up and running from September. Places can be booked at www.englishuktraining.com.

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list English UK's newest Partner Agencies
 

Since March, two more agencies have successfully completed the steps to become recognised as English UK Partner Agencies. Find out who they are.

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list Partner Agency interview - Susan Boyle from British Chamber of Commerce for Italy
 

Susan Boyle has been the English Language Consultant with the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy in Milan for more than 20 years. Find out more about them and how becoming a partner agency has benefited the company.

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list English UK membership update
 

At the March Board meeting, we are please to advise that eight more centres were admitted into the association.

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list News from Corporate Members
 

To find out more about the corporate members featured this month, click on the link below. The corporate members featured are Professionals UK, Study Links International, Home from Home Student Services, Richard Thacker, Uni-Pay, City & Guilds and Hosts International.

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