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English UK Newsflash September 2016

Public affairs update


The APPG for International Students will be meeting on 19 October in the House of Commons. Remember to invite your MP.

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Shakespeare Lives campaign targets Latin American students


A major competition to promote studying English in the UK is being launched in Latin America this weekend. Nine fully-funded study trips to the UK will attract Spanish-speaking students to enter the competition, making their own short films about Shakespeare.

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Laughter, determination, minimal sleep and over £18,000 raised for the Eddie Byers Scholarship


The English UK team completed the Three Peaks Challenge under a glorious full moon on the top of Snowdon on Saturday night.

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Update to the English UK Rules of Association

The English UK Rules of the Association have been updated regarding section S3 on membership regulations.

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English UK Regional Fair, Asia Pacific and Middle East


Last chance to book before the online scheduling system goes live for the English UK Regional Fair, Asia Pacific 2016.

And get the best price for the English UK Regional Fair, Middle East 2017 (06 – 08 March, InterContinental Abu Dhabi, UAE). Eary bird rate until 31 October.

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Enhancing membership: have you received the survey?

As you know, we launched another membership survey in mid-September, when it was sent to all nominated representatives.

If you have not yet completed the survey, please do so before 9am on Monday 3 October, or get in touch if you have not received a the survey from Alterline.

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English UK welcomes report urging government to rethink its approach to international students


Students should be excluded from the drive to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands, and classed as temporary rather than permanent migrants, recommends a report published this month.

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Call for proposals for undertaking English Language Market Report on Brazil language teaching sector.

The British Council and English UK produce a series of market intelligence reports for the accredited UK English language teaching sector.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday 30 September 2016.

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Chinese agents delighted by English UK summer schools


Agents on English UK's inward mission for summer schools were so impressed by what they saw that one began negotiations to bring a student group.

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Partner Agency Interview: Juergen Peisker


Juergen Peisker founded English UK Partner Agency Ausland Sprachendienst in Germany in 1971, and has been working as an agent ever since.

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We are pleased to welcome two new interns


We are pleased to welcome two new interns to the team: Sophie Sell and Collin van der Kolk.

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Upcoming English UK sub-group conferences

English UK has a variety of subgroups representing either teaching specialisms or regions. All English UK members are free to join any, or all, of the relevant subgroups if they wish.

These sub-groups are intended to help our members work together for marketing, business and training, and to make it easier for agents to find suitable courses for their students. Some of them organise their own CPD events and conferences.

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"I prefer the accent and the culture is very rich": Lucas' experience studying in Leeds


"When I went to the Salao do Estudante fair I was looking for a school in the US but instead I found the English is GREAT campaign and attended the free  English class - that stayed in my mind."

Lucas Marinho Da Silva's experience studying at Leeds English Language School...

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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: Bright World Guardianships Ltd; Britannia Student Services; Cambridge English Language Assessment; Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd; FPP EDU Media; Home from Home Student Services Ltd; Keltic Books; Password English Language Testing Ltd; StudentUniverse; V1 Sales and Marketing; and White House Education.

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