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English UK Newsflash April 2015

Shorter, sharper and focused on meeting members' needs and helping ELT businesses thrive: the English UK Annual Conference & AGM


Whether it's distance selling regulations, visa policy or Asian markets, there's always something new and business-critical for ELT centres to understand. 

Join us at English UK's Annual Conference & AGM on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 May for definitive advice and the latest information on all these issues and more.

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UK visa & immigration news


In this month's visa news: Short Term Student Visa; immigration health charge; exit checks; free hospital treatment from 6 April 2015; Tier 4 Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) guidance (and pre-sessional providers); and Biometric Residence Permit.

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New SELT regulations: tell us how the new regime is working for you

English UK is keen to hear members' experiences of how the new Secure English Language Testing (SELT) regime is working both at home and abroad since it was introduced in early April.

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Training days to help you through the summer


Safeguarding, safer recruitment, CPD for short term staff, and company culture, communications and connections are all covered by English UK training days in May and June.

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Severe delays in payments for Libyan scholarship students: is your centre affected?

English UK is seeking a meeting with officials at the Libyan embassy to discuss the increasing financial problems for many centres where government-funded scholarship students are being educated.

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The English UK Fairs – Xi'an, Ras al-Khaimah and Warsaw


The English UK Fairs are the only overseas agent workshops that focus exclusively on the UK's English language teaching sector.

Join us to form lasting business partnerships in Xi'an and Ras al-Khaimah this autumn and Warsaw next spring.

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How the General Election could impact UK ELT: MHP explain party manifestos


As the General Election draws nearer, English UK's new public affairs consultant MHP have produced an election update for English UK members to explain how each party's manifesto with impact English UK members and the ELT sector more widely.

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StudyWorld London 2015 – superior social networking


At StudyWorld we create a wide range of quality networking opportunities to help you cement friendships and meet new contacts.

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Student Emergency Support Fund: around 400 students helped in 2015 thanks to English UK members

This year has been an unprecedented one for the Student Emergency Support Fund, with around 400 students helped to find new courses and accommodation funded after member centres closed unexpectedly.

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English UK welcomes Jodie Gray back to the team in a new role


Our new Head of Market Development arrived this month - industry marketing expert Jodie Gray, who worked for English UK for seven years up until early 2014.

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Partner Agency interview: Muhammed Ali


Muhammed, who focusses on students from the Gulf states, works for English UK Partner Agency English Language Group in Torquay in England. He loves the challenge and working with people.

Do you know an agent who regularly sends students to English UK member centres or would like to become an partner agent?

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English UK's newest Partner Agencies


Over the past month, one new agency has been recognised for successfully promoting the UK as an English language teaching destination and has become an English UK Partner Agency. Find out who and where they are...

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Student Interview: Juan Rafael Pérez-Vera Gutiérrez


Juan Rafael Pérez-Vera Gutiérrez is a 19-year old student from Spain. He is studying General English for nine months at English UK member City of Bath College.

Do you have a student at your language centre you would like to nominate to feature on our website?

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Business English trainers' conference bookings open


Bookings are open for the 2015 English UK Business English Trainers' Conference on Saturday 6 June at International House, London.

This highly focussed event is run in partnership with Business English UK, the English UK special interest group for the sector.

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Cert IBET: new provider and 10% discount for English UK members

We are delighted to welcome York Associates as the latest provider of the Cert IBET, a course to enhance the skills, expertise and competitiveness of Business English trainers.

English UK members receive a 10% discount on the advertised course fee.

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News from our Corporate Members


Every month we give members the opportunity to find out more about English UK's corporate members and the services they offer.

Featured this month: El Ab London Host Family Ltd, Hosts International, Learning Resource, Network, Lebara Mobile, Inline Marketing, Richard Thacker, UK Stay Ltd and Uni-Pay.

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English UK members sponsor fun run trophies


Good luck to runners and walkers taking part in the 5k Oxford Fun Run in the Oxford University Parks on Saturday 9 May!

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E-Learning offer for English UK members with AT&F Solutions Ltd

English UK has negotiated a special licence of £95 per annum for staff at member centres to complete online training in up to three courses.

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