Member News
  • Visa update: six month study route closes 1 December, health surcharge increase
    29 October 2020

    The Government has announced that planned changes to the short term study route will come into effect on 1 December 2020.

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  • StudyWorld moves online for January 2021, with new StudyWorld summer event added in March
    28 October 2020

    In order to be sure that we are able to reach as wide an audience as possible, StudyWorld will move online with two events in 2021: StudyWorld in January and StudyWorld summer in March.

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  • What do UK ELT providers need to know about the new Student visa route?
    14 October 2020

    In September the Government announced further details of the new-style Student visa route, which will replace the current Tier 4 route from January 2021 and be open to all international students studying in the UK from 1 January 2021. Applications will open at 9:00 GMT on 5 October.


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  • English Connects - UK online ELT awards (request for proposal)
    12 October 2020

    English Connects: UK online ELT awards

    Request for proposal from the British Council

    Jointly funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the British Council and managed by the British Council, English Connects is a programme to connect African youth and the future generation of leaders with the UK through English. It aims to improve the quality of English language teaching and learning, particularly in French and Portuguese speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where the British Council is unrepresented, thus creating opportunities to enable young people to increase their potential to study and improve their employability and networks.

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  • The fight to keep ID card travel for EU juniors: what next?
    9 October 2020

    English UK's campaign to keep ID card travel for EU juniors was put to the vote in the House of Lords this week where it was rejected by a frustratingly small 14 votes. While it is disappointing not to have won the vote, the result was not wholly unexpected, and we have many other positives from the campaign, not least the high profile support of cross-bench peers, which was picked up by the national press. 

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