Professional development latest
24 October 2011
English UK Professional Services are pleased to announce a fantastic start to the training day calendar – our first session, Managing Homestay Accommodation on Thursday 3 November, with Dr. Diane Phillips, is completely sold out.
We are arranging a second session with Diane. Please send all expressions of interest to Tom Weatherley, Professional Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. read more +
Youth student and educational travel delivering benefits to the UK economy
24 October 2011
The British Educational Travel Association (BETA) has published the findings of their study into the volume and value of the inbound UK youth, student and educational travel market. read more +
Cost of education visa change - English UK's letter to the chancellor
22 October 2011
This week 100 English UK member centres have written to the chancellor asking for an urgent review of immigration policy read more +
Justin Quinn nominated for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year awards
20 October 2011
We would like to congratulate Justin Quinn, Managing Director of Centre of English Studies on being nominated for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year awards in Dublin. read more +
English UK marketing and management conferences - call for speakers
18 October 2011
Can you work miracles in marketing or are you a management maestro? Do you have something important to say to the industry?
English UK Professional Services announce a 'Call for Speakers' for their prestigious Marketing and Management Conferences. read more +
Government urged to commission an independent review into UK's international education sector
18 October 2011
The Government should act to safeguard the UK's £14bn international education sector by commissioning an independent review into its workings, says English UK. read more +
Chief Executive Tony Millns says the Australian government responded quickly earlier this year to an independent review of their international education sector, streamlining and liberalisation their student visa system among other reforms.
Most Britons do not view international students as immigrants, new research shows
17 October 2011
Most British people do not view international students as immigrants and would prefer to see the Government reduce other groups of migrants, according to new research. read more +
Two thirds of people did not support reducing the numbers of international students coming to the UK. Those who did want to cut student numbers saw little difference between those studying at English language centres, colleges or universities.
Tony Millns, chief executive of English UK, said that the Government's target of cutting immigration to "the tens of thousands" had created a visa system which was a real deterrent to international students, yet the research showed this did not address the electorate's actual concerns about immigration.
English UK 'Brightons' up BELTE
17 October 2011
The Professional Services Team were out in Brighton for the third Brighton English Language Training Event (BELTE).
Deputy Chief Executive Mark Rendell, Professional Services Manager Tom Weatherley and intern Eva Zeising were on hand to answer questions about the upcoming Teachers' Conference , our training day programme and English UK in general. read more +
Latin American agents enjoy their visit to the north of England with English UK
13 October 2011
English UK held another successful inward mission in early October for 11 participants from Latin America. The agents came from across the region, including Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia for a trip designed to introduce them to the north of England. read more +
A record-breaking year for StudyWorld London
12 October 2011
It was a record-breaking year for StudyWorld London, with almost 900 delegates from all over the world attending the international student recruitment fair. This year's refreshed format was an all-round success. read more +
Don't Delay for November training days
11 October 2011
With only a few weeks before the training day sessions start, early-bird centres are getting their forms completed and staff on the courses.
Several centres are taking advantage of our 3 for 2 offer, allowing them to book places on three training days and receive the cheapest for free.
Details and booking forms for the whole year can be found in the English UK training days section of the website.
Don't delay - get your form in today.
View images from English UK's autumn 2011 inward mission
9 October 2011
English UK inward missions are designed to offer language travel agents the opportunity to gain direct experience of English language education in the UK. read more +
Booking for our Teachers' Conference
7 October 2011
English UK Professional Services have been busy this week with booking forms and enquiries about our Teachers' Conference, due to take place on November 12.
Last year was a sell-out. English UK have secured extra space for this year at the stylish Prospero House venue, but to avoid disappointment take a few minutes this weekend to get your form completed! read more +
Launch of new online briefing course for Partner Agency scheme
7 October 2011
With the launch of our new online briefing course, agencies from around the world will now have the chance to sign to the Partner Agency scheme. This scheme has been created to recognise study abroad agencies and educational consultancies that are successfully promoting the UK as an English language teaching destination. read more +
British Council secures contract for teacher training programme
6 October 2011
The British Council are asking for expressions of interest from language centres in the UK to provide English language courses in the UK for state schools teachers of English. Proposals are to be submitted by Friday 21 October. read more +
ELTons 2012 – call for applications
5 October 2011
Applications are now open for the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching. The ELTons 2012 awards ceremony will be held on the 23 May 2012. read more +
UK grants Taiwanese access to its Youth Mobility Scheme
4 October 2011
British Trade & Cultural Office has announced that from 1 January 2012, Taiwanese young people would be eligible to apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa for the UK. read more +
UKCISA launches survey on the student experience of Tier 4
3 October 2011
UKCISA's survey to gather feedback from international students who applied to come to the UK via the Tier 4 student route in 2011 is now live and ready. read more +