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list UKBA reforms unhelpful and leave fundamental problem of net migration target unchanged, says English UK
 

The changes at the UK Border Agency are unlikely to make any useful difference to the operation of the visa system for students and may even cause new problems, according to Tony Millns, Chief Executive of English UK.

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list UKBA update & other visa news
 

New Tier 4 guidance for sponsors and students / Net migration and value of international students / Statement of changes to Immigration Rules: General Visitor Rules; Tier 4.

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list Book for the English UK Fairs in Beirut & Chiang Mai at the Early Bird rate
 

If you are interested in working with agents from the Asia Pacific and Middie Eastern regions, register now to take advantage of the discounted Early Bird rate. This is only one week remaining before the English UK Fair, Beirut Early Bird deadline - book by Friday 5 April and save £160.

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list Beer, baroque architecture and carefully planned meetings – the perfect recipe to build business relationships
 

Along with productive appointment sessions and a tailored seminar programme, a cheery night at a Czech beerhouse, complete with singing and dancing, was also one of the highlights of The English UK Fair, Prague which took place from 5 - 8 March 2013.

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list English UK Annual Conference & AGM – speakers announced
 

This year's Annual Conference & AGM will take place on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May in central London at the Hotel Russell in Bloomsbury. With a range of interesting and engaging sessions, make sure you register now to secure your place.

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list Upcoming English UK training days
 

English UK training days offer excellent, affordable professional development covering a wide range of topics, both in and outside the classroom. Here is the line-up for April 2013.

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list English UK Business English Trainers’ Conference 2013
 

Bookings are now open for the 2013 English UK Business English UK Trainers' Conference, in association with Business English UK (BEUK). This conference is a small, specialised event for anyone involved in planning, delivering and teaching Business English and ESP courses. 

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list Are you connected to English UK?
 

We make it easy for everyone to keep up with industry news and developments, as well as more light-hearted snippets of information through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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list Register for StudyWorld London 2013 before eSchedule PRO goes live
 

With over 120 agents already registered for StudyWorld London 2013 ensure you book your table/stand early to take full advantage of the online appointment scheduling system Marcom eSchedule PRO before it goes live in June. This fantastic system makes it easy to target the most relevant agents, so you don't waste any time making connections.

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list International House World Organisation is StudyWorld London’s Gold sponsor
 

English UK are delighted to have International House World Organisation (IHWO) on board as Gold sponsor of StudyWorld London. IHWO are proud to be celebrating 60 years of language teaching.

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list Successful inspections, teacher development, student challenge - all this and more at English UK's Management Conference
 

The 2013 English UK ELT Management Conference boasted a range of useful sessions aimed at academic managers, course designers and anyone interested in high-quality professional development.

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list A tribute to Tony Conway
 

Tony Conway, who sadly passed away on 4 March 2013, was a long-standing member of the British English language teaching community, working as a teacher in the 1970s and progressing to be Principal at Godmer House Oxford (now Regent Oxford).

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list English UK's newest Partner Agencies
 

Since February, 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 - Rahmi Mesud Yilmaz from Atlas Private Educational Services
 

Rahmi Mesud Yilmaz is a director of Atlas Private Educational Services in Turkey, which was established in 1990. Find out more about them and how becoming a partner agency has benefited the company.

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list New member of staff at English UK
 

This month Diep Ngoc Le joined English UK as International Assistant, to carry out her internship as part of her studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Krems, Austria. 

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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 Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd, Britannia Student Services, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Oxford University Press, UCLan Examination Board and Pay to Study.

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