Member news
  • Roll out of Controversial Vetting and Barring Scheme Halted!
    16 June 2010

    The Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced on 15th June that there would be an immediate halt to the further introduction of the Home Office’s Vetting and Barring Scheme. The Scheme will now undergo a significant and unspecified period of review termed as ‘remodeling,’ and is in line with statements previously made in both of the ruling parties election manifestos to scale the scheme back to ‘common sense levels’.

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  • Vetting and Barring Scheme – Child Safe Seminar on 22nd June
    11 June 2010

    Child Safe are delivering a half-day seminar morning or afternoon session on the Vetting and Betting Scheme in London on 22nd June. The Vetting and Barring Scheme will require all of those who wish to work with under-18’s and vulnerable adults to join a register which will be managed by the Independent Safeguarding Authority.

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  • UKTI event: Doing Business in Asia
    10 June 2010

    London - 8 July 2010
    Manchester - 9 July 2010 

    Latest on-the-ground briefings on the business and political climate from the British Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Senior Representatives in 11 Asian markets, accompanied by senior business figures with extensive experience in these markets.  Develop contacts, network and learn about the support available from UKTI's experts and partners. 

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  • New Britain ‘You’re invited’ logo welcomes visitors
    10 June 2010

    The new Britain You’re invited logo is available for download by UK travel trade as part of the Britain Brand development work being undertaken by VisitBritain to extend a message of welcome and invite the world to visit Britain in the run up to, during, and beyond 2012.

    To download the logo (subject to terms and conditions) and to read more about the Britain Brand Development, please click here.

  • Invitation to PBS Tier 4 China Update Meeting
    10 June 2010

    The British Council China and UKBA China would like to invite you to a PBS Tier 4 China Update Meeting, which will take place in London on 23rd June 2010.

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  • AoC Annual International Conference
    10 June 2010

    Tuesday 15 June 2010
    CBI Conference Centre, London

    With the current demanding economic situation, the final round of PMI2 funding, and government changes, colleges are working in a demanding, uncertain and testing environment. This conference will look at challenges and opportunities facing colleges' international provision and how the sector can work together to meet them.  

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  • Salon Internacionale de Educacion (SIE)
    9 June 2010

    In the last 5 years, interest in British education (especially school management, curricula and educational technology) has re-emerged. The British education system is seen in Chile as one of the best in the world. 

    This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services to key buyers and potential partners in Chile - Latin America’s best performing market-driven economy. For more informationa bout this event, please click here.

  • UKTI-supported BESA seminar, London 21 June 2010
    9 June 2010

    This seminar is largely aimed at companies new to export or interested in taking part in international exhibitions. The session will offer practical advice on how to develop an export strategy and signpost participants to the support available to them from BESA as well as outside agencies such as UK Trade & Investment.

    To view the programme and download the booking form, please click here.

  • Language school resources available for sale
    8 June 2010

    Ex-English UK member centre has various school resources for sale. These include tables, chairs, whiteboards, books and audio CDs.

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  • Lexiophiles Top Language Blog Competition
    3 June 2010

    The annual Lexiophiles Top Language Blog Competition aims to find the top 100 Language Blogs. With 495 nominated blogs and more than 20,000 user votes, the competition broke last year's record, making it probably the largest competition in its field.

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  • Focus on Aid-Funded Business: Education & Training Sector
    1 June 2010

    This UKTI supported seminar will highlight the opportunities available to supply services to the developing world through the various multilateral development agencies, including the World Bank, Inter-American and Asian Development Banks, the United Nations Agencies and the European Union external aid programme to non-EU member countries.

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  • Results of survey on impact of volcanic ash cloud on UK tourism businesses
    1 June 2010

    The second wave of ash cloud did not have such a negative impact on the tourism industry as the first. Over two-thirds of businesses reported that business is either at the same level or better than they would have otherwise expected, according to a survey conducted by VisitBritain.

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