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English UK Newsflash October 2013
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UK visas & immigration news

Immigration Bill published / New guidance for sponsors and students published on 1 October: Credibility interviews; English language courses before or after the main course; Partner institutions and independent schools / New Tier 4 application form for students applying in the UK / Visitor visa concession.

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English UK Subscriptions fees for 2014

The Board and Finance Panel have considered the budget for English UK for 2014 and they have concluded that it is necessary to recommend a small increase in subscriptions for 2014.

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Training opportunities for November

 

Our Professional Services team organises more than 50 training days each year, using leading industry practitioners and consultants to cover a wide range of topics in detail. We are running seven training days during November, including one in Bristol and one in Manchester.

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Pensions: auto enrolment and the launch of the English UK Group Personal Pension Scheme

As a result of the Pensions Act 2008, all employers must begin to auto-enrol eligible employees and make contributions into a pension scheme on their behalf by the employer's staging date. English UK has worked with Endsleigh Insurance, in conjunction with Scottish Life, to launch the English UK Group Personal Pension Scheme exclusively for English UK members.

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English UK membership numbers at their highest yet

At the October Board meeting, we are pleased to advise that nine more centres were admitted into the association, taking the number of centres in membership to a record high.

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New member of staff at English UK

 

Laura Naegeli joined us in September as International Assistant, as part of her internship in the UK to gain an insight into the world of work.

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English UK's newest Partner Agencies

 

Since September, five more agencies have successfully completed the steps to become recognised as English UK Partner Agencies. Find out who they are.

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Partner Agency interview - Madai Cavazos & Ana María González Paquot from Enjoy Languages

 

Madai Cavazos is on the management team of Enjoy Languages in Mexico and Ana María González Paquot manages the agency. Find out more about them and how becoming a partner agency has benefited the company.

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Study UK Immigration Law seminar on 12 November

 

Study UK, the official membership association for accredited independent providers of Further and Higher Education in the UK, will be running a seminar on Immigration Law update: the latest on Tier 4 sponsorship, credibility interviews and visitor visas seminar on Tuesday 12 November.

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English UK South West Annual Conference and AGM

 

The English UK South West Annual Conference and AGM will take place on Saturday 16 November 2013 at Accent International in East Budleigh. This conference will focus on management, DOS and teaching and learning, and is also open to the wider English UK membership.

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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 Polar Choice, Macmillan Education, Richard Thacker, City & Guilds, Pay to Study, UCLan Examination Board and Global Education Management.

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2013 British Youth Travel Awards

 

There is still time to enter the 2013 British Youth Travel Awards organised by BETA, the British Educational Travel Association, which aims to raise the profile of the work and individual successes of organisations engaged in youth, student and educational travel, to and from within the UK.

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ELTons 2014 call for applications- less than a month to go

 

Have you produced an innovative, practical and effective ELT product or service in the last two years? Then enter the British Council ELTons Awards - the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in the field of English language teaching.

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New EnglishAgenda Podcast

 

The English Agenda website has created a podcast aimed at EFL teachers, managers, teacher trainers, academics and researchers. The EngllishAgenda podcast will be a regular 15 - 20 minute talk show which tells stories of innovation in English Language teaching from around the world.

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