Member news
  • Tier 4 language requirement "barmy", Bournemouth MP tells The Politics Show
    24 May 2010

    BBC1’s The Politics Show featured a story on how the B1 language requirement is going to affect the profitable international student industry. The programme visited Anglo-Continental in Bournemouth, interviewing Director Guido Schillig, and also the town’s new MP, Conor Burns.

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  • News item on Al Jazeera featuring Tony Millns
    21 May 2010

    Members might be interested in this piece that appeared on Al Jazeera in April that features Tony Millns and discusses the English UK judicial review.

    It is quite a balanced approach, and one that members might want to forward to appropriate people (MPs etc) as they see fit.

  • New MP pledges to help English language sector
    19 May 2010

    Newly-elected Conservative MP Conor Burns made a special trip to English UK’s annual conference to pledge his support for language centres. At the end of a session, he stood up and said: "I will do anything I can to take your cause direct to ministers."

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  • English UK celebrates its anniversary at the 2010 annual conference
    18 May 2010

    Free legal advice, information about new regulations and a glittering 50th anniversary dinner were among the highlights of this year’s English UK AGM and annual conference.

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  • Issue regarding an ABLS accredited centre
    17 May 2010

    A member centre has contacted us and the Accreditation Unit over an issue which has arisen. They have been approached by a non-member centre which is accredited by ABLS asking them to test their students at the end of the course and issue them with certificates from an Accreditation UK-accredited centre. 

    We would advise members that if they are approached, they should have nothing to do with any such arrangement and should complain to ABLS with a copy to UKBA.

  • Vetting and Barring Scheme Consultation
    14 May 2010

    Members may wish to take part in a consultation on the Vetting and Barring Scheme, which closes on 17 June 2010.

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  • Oxford Rotary Club Fun Run - English UK Trophy
    14 May 2010

    The Oxford Rotary Club Fun Run was held on the 8th of May this year.

    For the first time, English UK sponsored a trophy for the fastest runner from an English UK member school, which was won by Mr Arent Van Horick, aged 19, from The Netherlands. 

    Mr Van Horick is currently studying at EF Oxford, and was sixth overall in the race behind some very speedy parachutists from RAF Falcon, in a time for 5K of 19.05.

  • UKBA and under 18s
    5 May 2010

    By law, Immigration officers are required to have due regard to the safeguard and welfare of all children and young people. For all under 18s, officers are therefore required to check the documentation presented and ensure that arrangements have been made to meet the passenger.

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  • Oxford Rotary Club Fun Run
    5 May 2010

    The Oxford Rotary Club Fun Run will be held on the 8th of May this year. Last year, with approximately 300 runners/walkers, the Fun Run raised £18,000 for local charities. This year looks like being even more popular!

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  • UCAS International Conference
    5 May 2010

    UCAS will hold its International Recruitment and Admissions Conference - Responding to opportunities in the changing world, in London on 21-22 June 2010.  

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  • British Council seminar invitation
    5 May 2010

    The British Council would like to invite you to their latest seminar, which will be held on 18 May and is about teaching grammer inductively.

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