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English UK Newsflash September 2013
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UK visas & immigration news

Educators helpdesk goes live / Changes to the Immigration Rules – October 2013 / Visitor visa concession / Documentation required for registering with the police (LONDON ONLY).

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English UK Marketing Conference - call for papers

 

Could you be one of our expert presenters at the 2014 English UK Marketing Conference? If you are an English language or marketing professional with something novel, interesting and useful to share, then we would like to hear from you.

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Annual Statistics Report

The 2012 annual statistics report is now available in the members' area of the website. The main trends for 2011-12 were a decrease of almost 8 per cent in student weeks and 4.7 in student numbers, the first for seven years.

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Training days early bird rate extended till 1 November

 

English UK run a wide selection of training days to cover all aspects of language centres' work. We are extending our early bird rate for bookings onto the English UK training days. English UK members will now be able to book places for just £130 until Friday 1 November.

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Visitor Visa study ‘a sensible move’, says English UK

Earlier this month, the Home Office published changes to the visa rules which will allow people coming to the UK on tourist or business visas to study for up to 6 weeks on their six-month UK visa.

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Home Office essential information for international students

The Home Office has produced two leaflets containing essential information for those wanting to apply for Tier 4 and Student Visitor Visas.

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StudyWorld London 2013

 

StudyWorld London was a huge success this year, with around 850 delegates from 74 countries taking part in the international workshop which connects accredited educators with quality screened agents.

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English UK staff news

 

There's been exciting news at the English UK office this month, with our Professional Services Manager returning from his trek for charity in Tajikistan, and one of our International Officers finally tying the knot!

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English UK's newest Partner Agencies

 

Since August, four 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 - Natalia Barata from SEE Learning Center

 

Natalia Barata is director of SEE Learning Center in Lisbon, Portugal. Find out more about them and how becoming a partner agency has benefited the company.

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English UK is a SuperStar (and that's official)

 

English UK is delighted to have been voted the best school association for a fifth (and final) time by industry insiders.

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UKTI education event on 31 October 2013

 

The British Business Pavilion (BBP) event will take place at the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) on 31 October at the ExCel Centre London. It will feature a number of panel sessions focused on key issues driving education agendas in emerging markets, and UKTI has negotiated an extremely preferential rate for those wanting to attend.

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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 Home from Home Student Services, Uni-Pay, Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd, Cambridge English Language Assessment, PPI Business Communcations, Oxford University Press and English Language Testing.

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ELTons 2014 – call for applications

 

Organised by the British Council, the ELTons 2013 are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching. The deadline for applications is 22 November 2013.

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Encourage your students to get their Halloween costumes ready - it's party time with Lost in London

 

English UK corporate member, Lost in London, are getting ready for Halloween, their biggest and most exciting event of the year, which will take place at Studio 338, North Greenwich on Friday 1 November - a fun-filled event for your students to attend.

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Study English in the UK zone at the Education UK Exhibition Bangkok 2014

 

The British Council Education UK Exhibition 2014 in Bangkok on 18 and 19 January 2014 is the largest annual UK education exhibition in Thailand, with an exclusive Study English in the UK zone.

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International House 60th Anniversary Conference

 

International House (IH) is holding a very special 60th anniversary conference on 29 - 30 November 2013 and all teachers are welcome. The seminar sessions can also be streamed live so you can view it from anywhere around the world.

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Visitor spending up 23% on July 2012

 

The latest statistics from VisitBritain show that spend in July was at the highest level ever for a single month, an impressive 23% higher than in July 2012.

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