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English UK Newsflash March 2015

UK visa & immigration news


Order your 2015 UKCISA manual at reduced price; changes to the immigration rules- Student Visitor Visa renamed as Short Term Student route; a new version of Tier 4 sponsor guidance; immigration health surcharges to take effect from 6 April 2015; details of the biometric residence permit and information for students applying for short term study visas.

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A2Z closure: English UK, our members, and the SESF swing into action

Since A2Z's two language schools in London and Manchester closed their doors in the middle of March, a great deal of work has been going on to attempt to find a buyer for the centres and, failing that, to place up to 250 students on alternative courses.

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New for StudyWorld London 2015 – Marcom Onsite


We're pleased to introduce Marcom Onsite at this year's StudyWorld to help participants get more out of their meeting schedules, including scheduling last-minute meetings and send messages during the event.

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Early booking recommended for English UK Fairs Ras al-Khaimeh 2015 & Warsaw 2016


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

We will soon be opening bookings for two regional fairs: The English UK Fair, Ras al-Khaimeh 2015 and The English UK Fair, Warsaw 2016.

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Register for Group Travelcards at 2014 prices


Group Day Travelcards for the London Underground are now available for bulk advance purchase at a special concession price for English UK members.

Register before Friday 3 April 2015.

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Loophole in CAS reissue system being raised with Home Office by English UK

English UK is seeking an urgent meeting with the Home Office over a loophole in the system for reissuing CAS allocations, which means centres can legitimately be left with no allocation for six weeks or more while their application is being processed.

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Spring tide risk for seaside centres


If your school is based near the sea or your students are visiting the seaside, please be sure to check local tide times and remember the risks of tidal waters.

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Trust your staff, English UK Management Conference told


The importance of a happy workplace, why you should audit your internal communications, managing difficult people and how to introduce performance-related pay were among a huge variety of sessions at English UK's Management Conference in York.

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English UK in Latin America


In order to help raise the profile of UK ELT in Central and South America, English UK is participating in a range of student fairs this spring, from Mexico to Brazil, Colombia to Chile, as well as a media campaign to promote the UK and English UK members to students in these growing markets.

Find out more about our activities...

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Partner Agency interview: Luciano Baldauf


"I am proud of being an English UK partner agent. I got my certificate at the end of April and I immediately could see a reaction from language schools because we had a listing on your website."

Do you know an agent like Luciano Baldauf from Global Active Study who loves to send students to the UK?

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Click quicker on StudyWorld's new website


StudyWorld London has got a fresh new website which is easier and quicker to use.

This new website has been under development since late last year, with a brief to improve the navigation, streamline the information, and highlight the photos of the event.

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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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Peter Fabian: 9 July 1919 – 1 March 2015

With the death of Peter Fabian at the age of 95 at the beginning of March, we have lost one of the few remaining links to the start of ARELS – now English UK.

He exemplified the origins of our industry in creative – at times eccentric – individuals, running their schools for love.

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Student Interview: Noor Aalhashem from Iraq


Pleasantly surprised by how relaxed and friendly the UK is, PhD student Noor Aalhashem from Iraq would definitely recommend learning English in the UK.

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

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VisitBritain and VisitEngland to formally separate


VisitBritain and VisitEngland are to formally separate and focus on international and domestic marketing respectively, according to The Department for Culture, Media and Sport's triennial review of the two organisations.

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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: Britannia Student Services, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd, FPP EDU Media, Global Education Management, Home from Home Student Services Ltd and James Dixey Ltd.

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ALTO Conference New York: A look to the future of our industry

The theme of this year's ALTO Conference New York is 'Directions and trends: A look to the future of our industry' and will be held from 7 - 9 May.

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ELT Research Partnership Awards - call for proposals


Calling teachers and academic managers: the British Council is looking for innovative research proposals for the benefit of learning and teaching of English around the world.

Apply by Monday 20 April.

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Innovate ELT Conference

Oxford TEFL Barcelona would like to invite English UK member centres to the Innovate ELT conference held in Barcelona in May.

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