Huge thanks to the team at English UK member UKLC who have handed over almost £3,500 to the Eddie Byers Fund.
English UK welcomes the travel changes announced yesterday which will make it easier for more international students to travel to the UK.
From Monday 11 October, 47 countries will come off the UK's red travel list. The only countries still on the red list will be Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Passengers arriving from all other countries need to quarantine in their accommodation for ten days, unless they meet the conditions to be exempt from quarantine.
Also on Monday, 37 new countries will be added to the UK's approved vaccine programme list. This will benefit all students under 18 years old from these countries, and any adults who are fully vaccinated with a UK-approved vaccine.
We are inviting bids from member centres to help improve the confidence, language and teaching skills of English Teaching Association (ETA) members in 40 nations.
Our business events last week received a welcome bounce from the lifting of Covid travel restrictions. StudyWorld autumn enjoyed extra last minute-agent bookings and the largest-ever educator numbers for an online event, while the mood at the face to face ELT Marketing Conference was more positive than at an English UK event since the pandemic began.
We are establishing a new task & finish group to undertake a thorough review of the association's constitution and make recommendations to the board and wider membership ahead of the 2022 AGM.