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English UK Newsflash January 2014
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UK visas & immigration news

New service standards for applications made in the UK / New Tier 4 sponsor guidance / Immigration stamps.

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English UK annual declaration & centre profile for 2014

Have you completed your online English UK annual declaration and centre profile 2014 yet? The deadline for completion is midnight on Friday 28 February 2014.

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Free evening event on English Language Markets: Colombia and Brazil – last chance to register

English UK and the British Council invite you to the launch event for our latest English language market report on Colombia. Recent research on English in Brazil will also be presented. This evening event takes place on Thursday 6 February.

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Accreditation UK update

As many member centres are aware, the new Accreditation UK criteria have now been published and will be used for inspections beginning in February 2014. Of particular note is the new section and criteria entitled 'Care of Under 18s'.

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StudyWorld London 2014 – save time and money building quality business connections

 

Over 120 educators have already registered for StudyWorld London 2014 and 70% of these are English UK members! Take advantage of your exclusive member discount and join colleagues at English UK's flagship event. Book and pay before Monday 24 March to secure the early bird rate

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Website profile translation service - deadline Friday 28 February

English UK has negotiated special discounted rates with Cicero Translations for members to have their unique centre descriptions on our website translated into up to 11 foreign languages. Update your data by Friday 28 February 2014.

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Book now for the English UK Fairs in Kyoto & Antalya

 

The English UK Fairs planned for autumn/winter 2014 opened for bookings near the end of 2013 and places are filling up fast. Register now to take advantage of the opportunity to meet agents from the Asia Pacific region in Kyoto, and from across the Middle East and North Africa in Antalya.

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New job for English UK's most-travelled staff member

 

English UK is saying farewell in February to one of its best-known and most-travelled staff members, Jodie Gray.

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Partner Agency Scheme: now easier to join for the world's best agents

 

What's got members in 42 countries, helps the best agents to work with the best educators, and is getting bigger and better all the timeThe answer is English UK's partner agency scheme, which has just enrolled its 200th agency.

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Summer study in the UK attracts more Chinese students

 

English UK and the British Council China collaborated on the fifth UK Summer School Programmes roadshow to China in November which attracted a record 370 agents to workshops in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.

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English UK Group Personal Pension Scheme: making auto-enrolment as painless as possible

For many English UK member centres, 2014 is the year where you finally have to start work on enrolling eligible staff onto a pension scheme. English UK has teamed up with corporate member Endsleigh Financial to create a group personal pension scheme, which is both cost-effective and straightforward to implement.

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English UK staff member completes the Rickshaw Run

 

Our Senior International Manager, Jodie Gray, successfully completed the Rickshaw Run in India this month. Together with her sister and friend, she drove an auto-rickshaw 3000+ kilometres in 12 days from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan to Cochin, Kerala, raising £3000 for St Christopher's Hospice and Cool Earth in the process.

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Special offer for English UK members to exhibit at Latin America's leading international student recruitment fair

 

Latin America's leading international student recruitment fair, Expo-Estudiante, will be taking place immediately after the English UK Fair in Cartagena. English UK have negotiated a discounted rate for all member centres, along with flexible size stand options that will accommodate all sizes of institutions.

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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 Jame-Lee Consultancy, Penningtons Manches LLP, London Nest Ltd, Trinity College London, GSM International, Oxford University Press and Topdeck Travel.

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Upcoming Study UK events

 

Study UK, the official membership association for accredited independent providers of Further and Higher Education in the UK. See their upcoming events over the next few months.

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Register for the British Council ELT Gulf Tour in May

 

The ELT Gulf Tour is a great opportunity for you to raise your institution's profile in the region and increase your market share, where face-to-face interaction and on the ground activities are highly valued by this culture. BC SIEM Saudi, Qatar, UAE and Kuwait are delighted to invite expressions of interest for the ELT tour in May 2014.

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English is GREAT: An invitation to India

The British High Commission New Delhi is running a campaign to promote high quality British English language providers, develop new partnerships and encourage new joint ventures between UK and Indian firms. As a part of this they are organising events in Delhi and Bangalore in March 2014 with an aim to promote British providers of English language training within India.

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Zero hour contracts consultation

The Government has just published a consultation on tightening up the legislation that relates to the use of "zero hour contracts", and has determined that there are two major problems related to this type of contract that need to be reformed.

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