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English UK Newsflash May 2016

Visa & public affairs news


Hilary Benn's visit to Centre of English Studies Leeds, a new visa application website, visa applications in China, a new All Party Parliamentary Group for International Students and more.

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English Language Market Report: Gulf States - Saudi Arabia


The first in a series of market research reports on the Gulf States in now available, with reports on Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Iraqi Kurdistan to be released over the coming months.

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Prevent Duty and Advanced Safeguarding training in Leeds


New Prevent Duty and Advanced Safeguarding training have been added to the training calendar, to be held in Leeds on Friday 10 June.

There are also training sessions covering safeguarding, delivering summer programmes and motivating staff.

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British Council China brings agent delegation to StudyWorld London


StudyWorld will again welcome 12 of the best established agencies in China, on an inward mission organised by the British Council China in partnership with English UK.

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English UK focus group for FE members is launched


Challenges facing international departments of FE colleges were discussed at the inaugural meeting of a new group launched at English UK's annual conference.

Join the debate on Thursday 9 June in London.

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English UK members join together in London for our Annual Conference 2016


Improved market intelligence, practical advice on lobbying and media training, and a wider variety of specialist sessions were among the highlights of English UK's Annual Conference & AGM 2016, attended by 150 members.

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The English UK Member Roadshows: round one


Between June 2015 and April 2016, 150 individuals representing just under a third of our membership came together to meet each other and English UK staff, and to discuss our initiatives and your priorities.

See the figures and the key topics that were discussed around the country.

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EBET Award: for excellence in business English training


The 2016 EBET (Excellence in Business English Training) Award is open to all teachers at English UK member centres.

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Safeguarding update: DBS, the law and the bigger picture

Members have recently raised a number of queries in connection with safeguarding, accreditation and the law and, in particular, the requirements for DBS check.

Read our information sheet for recommended practise and more.

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Promoting UK ELT and building business with language tour operators from all over Latin America


Latin America accounts for 11 per cent of UK ELT student weeks, and each year English UK organises an overseas business to business fair in this region. For 40 per cent of the agents attending this year's, it was their first time at an English UK event, so strong focus was given to showcasing the diversity of the UK as a great study travel destination.

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New Enterprises Board members


We are pleased to welcome three new members of the English UK Enterprises Board: Jay Buckham, Kevin McNally and Michael Quinn

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Partner Agency interview: Francine Medonca


"I love being one of the leaders working with Brazilians and promoting the UK as a top destination for education."

Each month we profile one of our partner agencies; find out more about Londonhelp4u.

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English UK says goodbye to Operations Officer Joanna


We would like to wish J‌o‌a‌n‌n‌a J‌a‌n‌k‌o‌w‌s‌k‌a-Pawlak all the best as she moves on to focus on her own event planning company.

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News from our corporate members


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

This month we feature: Bournemouth English Book Centre; Diamond Bridge Study & Tours; Equator IT; Flywire; Gibbs Denley Insurance Services; International Logistics Group; Macmillan Education; Pearson Language Tests; Redwing Interactive; and StudyTravel.

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