News from Corporate members

English UK's corporate members include examination bodies, insurance brokers, student accommodation providers, IT software and support companies, and communication system providers.

To find out more about the corporate members featured this month, click on their logo below. For information about all English UK's corporate members, please click here.

Please note that English UK takes no responsibility for the services provided by corporate members.








 James-Lee Consultancy

James-Lee Consultancy

James-Lee Consultancy (JLC) are proud to announce that they will be running a fun-filled summer programme for international students ages 12 – 16 at Ardingly College between 01 July – 26 August 2014.  The JLC Intercultural EFL programme will deliver English lessons from a cultural perspective, provide training in etiquette and manners and lessons in British History and the Monarchy.  Our add-on services includes the 'UK Institution tour' which gives both parents and their children an opportunity to visit and tour schools, colleges and universities of their choice.

JLC offers a variety of educational services including UK Guardianship and accommodation services.  Our Guardianship Services has been accredited by the Association for the Education and Guardianship International Students (AEGIS).  AEGIS members are inspected rigorously to ensure their systems and practices comply with AEGIS' strict Code of Practice and current child care legislations.  After the inspection, AEGIS' feedback was, "James-Lee Consultancy Ltd offers a very high standard of overseas guardianship. Its strengths in personal care and its very efficient system are strongly endorsed by pupils, overseas parents and schools."

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AEGIS is the authoritative association for inspecting and accrediting guardianship organisations in the UK in accordance with a strict Code of Practice and current child care legislation. 








 Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches' education group has doubled in size in the last 12 months with our recent merger with Manches adding considerable depth to our expertise. The team comprises a multidisciplinary group of corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, regulatory, employment, immigration, property, charity and tax lawyers across the firm's seven offices. Working closely together, we support English language providers, in particular, across a wide range of issues from student contracts, disputes and sponsor licences to reorganisations, new structures and employment tribunals. We are leaders in providing technology transfer and IP support and advice to institutions and their spin-out companies.

With the pragmatic and innovative approach our solicitors are known for, we are able to support English UK members with:

  • immigration compliance, HTS, sponsor licensing, bespoke training and risk management
  • partnering and collaboration agreements
  • governance and regulation (including health and safety issues)
  • employment issues
  • finance and banking arrangements
  • restructuring, amalgamations and take-overs
  • managing disputes
  • trade mark and brand protection
  • student accommodation
  • pensions advice

For further information on our services in the education sector please click here or contact Hilary Aldred or Pat Saini.





 London Nest Ltd



London Nest Ltd

Looking for accommodation for your students this summer? Do you see "affordable, modern and central London" in every request and think it's unrealistic? Not anymore! 15 min to Oxford Circus,  residence in Mile End (District, Central and Hamm&City Lines) offers ensuite modern studios with private kitchenette, free gym facilities and large communal areas. All that your students ask for, right?

Homestays becoming less popular? Your students prefer the trendy East End? Just 20 min to central London, bright and clean recently-refurbished residence offers single rooms with shared shower facilities, breakfast and social events for residents! Conveniently located between Hackney Central and Bethnal Green. For viewings and bookings please contact Maria Cigrina at / 020 7832 5895 / 07860 771 887.  Check out more online:








Trinity College London

Trinity College London

GESE - Summer exams for your Summer course or PON funding

Trinity's Graded Examinations in Spoken English are one-to-one, face-to-face oral assessments of speaking and listening skills. Suitable for all students, there are 12 GESE levels from pre-A1 to C2.

Why are GESE Summer exams?

GESE exams are engaging and motivational, with an emphasis on developing communicative skills and building confidence among candidates - perfectly complementing the ethos of summer courses. The exams are accepted for PON-funded courses.

GESE exams can become part of any course, however long or short: Trinity can accommodate lead in times for bookings from as little as 2 weeks, and enrolments can be amended up until the day before your exam.

GESE exams are

  • Motivational - assess what candidates can actually do, inspiring them to progress to the next level
  • Inclusive - suitable for all nationalities and all cultural contexts
  • Individual - candidates are able to discuss a topic of their own choice
  • Supportive - designed to support classroom work
  • Resourced - Trinity provides clearly defined specifications and guidance for teachers wishing to enter their students.

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GSM International


GSM International

GSM International are the only English UK approved provider of sim cards, and phone cards to the international student market.

As an international student, staying in touch with friends and family back home and in their country of study, at a low cost, is important. We specialise in supplying students with quality products both before they leave their home countries, and during their stay. Their family and friends can keep in touch with them, at a very low cost, from the moment they arrive in the UK, thanks to our 'Get My UK Number Now' service.

We provide educators and agents, both in the UK and throughout the world, with a reliable service and an effort free revenue stream.  This service allows students easy access to the best mobile packages in the UK marketplace.

Our vast knowledge of the international student sector, combined with our telecommunications industry expertise, ensures that we are always able to offer the most flexible, best of breed solutions for the modern student.

For schools, you can now offer a 'Top-Up' service to your students AND earn commission on the transaction.

Tel: +44 1202 559033





Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, one of the greatest centres of learning and scholarship in the world.

For over 500 years, Oxford University Press has demonstrated its strong commitment to education worldwide through the quality of its research and publishing.

Oxford is renowned as an authority on the English language and for its ongoing investment in language research and new technology.

Tel: +44 1865 353567




Topdeck Travel


Topdeck Travel

Topdeck offers a fantastic range of unforgettable adventures across the globe. Africa or Australia, Europe or Egypt and the Middle East, New Zealand or North America: the choice is yours.

Topdeck is one of the world's largest global youth touring companies, focusing on intercultural exchanges for 18 to 39 year old travellers. With knowledgeable trips leaders and lots of free time, we make sure our customer see the best sights and also have time to explore each destination. Topdeck trips are great value with lots of included delicious meals and loads of exclusive inclusions such as sailing in Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Australia and Egypt.

For more information contact Kate Cawood at, or visit



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