English UK Members' Conference & AGM
Friday 21 May 2021
Hilton London Tower Bridge & online
The English UK Members' Conference, formerly the Annual Conference, is one of the highlights of the English UK calendar, giving you, our members, the chance to share your experiences, help shape the association and meet your representatives.
Our 2021 Members' Conference & AGM will be our first hybrid event. Following government guidance, we are able to welcome a limited number of delegates to the Hilton Tower Bridge and look forward to seeing many more of you online.
The programme will include a presention of the preliminary findings of landmark research into the future of Europe as an ELT source market.
The Members' Conference is free for English UK member centres and corporate members. Use your membership number when registering.
Due to social distancing restrictions, in-person attendance is limited to one person per organisation. Up to five online delegates can attend per organisation for free.
|09:30 – 10:15
|10:15 – 10:30
||Welcome from English UK and British Council
|10:30 – 11:30
||Future market trends with Bonard
|11:30 - 11:45
||Hear from our exhibitors
|11:45 – 12:00
|12:00 – 13:00
||Annual General Meeting (English UK teaching centre members only)
|13:00 – 14:00
||Lunch break and exhibition
|14:00 – 14:45
||Meet the English UK Board of Trustees
|14:45 – 15:30
||Stories from the membership
|15:30 – 16:00
||Break and exhibition
|16:00 – 17:00
|17:00 – 18:00
The Annual General Meeting
The English UK AGM will take place at 12:00 and is open to English UK teaching member centres only. All papers to be discussed at the meeting will be sent to members' nominated representatives by email in advance.
The AGM's purpose is to:
- Allow members to receive and endorse reports from the trustees on the achievements and work of the association over the year including the Annual Report, financial accounts and complaint cases heard by the Ombudsman.
- Announce the results of Board elections.
- Consider any nominations for Honorary Members or Fellows.
- To make any changes to the association's Rules or constitution (Articles of Association), if necessary.
- Discuss other matters that affect the entire organisation.
During the meeting members will be encouraged to vote on matters on the agenda and ask questions. At the end of the meeting, the membership will be introduced to the newly elected trustees.
English UK is working hard to reduce waste, so please download a copy of the papers on your tablet/ phone in advance as no paper copies will be provided.
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2020 English UK Members' Conference
Our first ever online members' conference was held in 2020 and attracted almost 500 delegates for two plenaries and 16 breakout sessions on marketing, finance, safeguarding, teaching online and more.
The confernce emphasised collaboration to overcome challenge of the Coronavirus pandemic.
2019 English UK Annual Conference
The 2019 English UK Annual Conference saw record-breaking attendance, analysis of student statistics, a panel discussion about Brexit opportunities and inspirational insights on how to overcome challenges from an explorer.
Over 260 delegates from 164 member centres attended the event in person – most at no cost – with the room still packed during the closing networking reception. They were joined by almost 20 service providers and volunteers from charities that have benefited from Eddie Byers funding. 38 members joined us online, watching the event from our live stream.
Feedback for the conference was excellent: 91% of delegates felt more informed about UK ELT, and 78% received important ideas and information. The event was rated 8.54/10 with 2/3 delegates finding it an inspiring event.