Member News
  • Warning of strike related delays for travellers to UK on 30 June
    29 June 2011

    Travellers have been warned to expect delays on arrival at UK ports and airports on Thursday as hundreds of immigration and customs officers are due to join a public sector strike.

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  • ISI launches consultation on Tier 4 Educational Oversight inspections
    22 June 2011

    This week the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) launched their consultation with the sector on the proposed arrangements for Tier 4 Educational Oversight inspections. The consultation will run until 15 July.

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  • English UK training calendar 2011- 2012
    21 June 2011

    The process of preparing the English UK training programme for the 2011/2012 academic year has started. Submit a proposal to run a training day in the 2011/2012 academic year and play your part in the important supply of professional development to the sector.

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  • MPs debate student visa changes with immigration minister
    20 June 2011

    Around 25 MPs from constituencies all over the country took part in a wide-ranging Commons debate on student visa changes.

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  • Think-tank says Government visa rules unfair to private colleges
    17 June 2011

    Private higher education colleges are at risk of being put out of business as a result of visa changes which prevent their students from doing part-time work, a think-tank has warned.

    CentreForum says that private colleges are put at "a major disadvantage" by the Government's visa changes, which allow students of state universities and colleges to work for up to 20 hours a week but bar those in private institutions from doing the same.

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  • English UK brings agents to Scotland
    16 June 2011

    Towards the end of last month English UK welcomed 13 agents from Central Asia, the Caucasus, other former Soviet Union countries and Russia to our Spring Inward Mission. This mission was both our first trip to Scotland and our first joint activity with two of our newest formed geographical groups, English UK Scotland and English UK London.

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  • Immigration Rules laid before Parliament
    14 June 2011

    New Tier 4 rules were laid before Parliament yesterday, these cover changes from 4th July 2011.

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  • This week's UK news: 10 June 2011
    10 June 2011


    Get up-to-date with British news and culture with English UK
    Every week, we summarise the news to give you some insight into what is happening in Britain, and what people are talking about.

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  • English UK Chief Executive takes part in Newsnight report on student visas
    9 June 2011

    The effects of the Government's intention to dramatically cut the number of international student visas was the subject of a report and wide-ranging discussion on BBC2's Newsnight.

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  • UKBA clarification on English Language requirements
    6 June 2011

    The UK Border Agency has published clarification of English language requirements for Tier 4 sponsors and students.


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  • English UK conference delegates hear predictions for the education sector
    2 June 2011

    Tony Millns told the annual conference that the Government's target of closing up to a thousand private colleges risks causing great reputational damage to the rest of the sector. However, there were still helpful trends for the UK sector, including the exchange rate.

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