English UK Summit

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English UK summit: working together to rebuild and succeed

Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 September 2020
Online event

This focused online UK ELT event is a chance for English UK members and international partners to discuss how to best rebuild the UK ELT industry. The event combines online one-to-one business meetings to connect with agents and partners with expert briefings on UK ELT, panels discussions and seminars. 

The English UK Summit aims to help the industry recover in an affordable way for our members. In a series of free seminar sessions, UK policy makers, government representatives and international education experts will talk about how the UK will mitigate the risks of Covid-19 as students begin to travel again. Panel-led discussions will help clarify strategies on market and business development, and one-to-one meetings will help you secure the relationships you need to put these strategies into action.

Together we will ensure international students can safely enjoy the immersion, quality and adventure of learning English in the UK.

This is an online event exclusively for English UK member centres, corporate members and reference-checked agents and international partners.

"The responsiveness of English UK was most impressive. You have identified the ELT industry's need at this difficult time and responded brilliantly" – Linda Walker, Nottingham Language Academy

Many thanks to our English UK Summit sponsors:

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The English UK Summit will run across three days, starting with an afternoon of free seminars and workshops, followed by morning and afternoon meeting sessions to enable delegates to meet across different time zones.

Monday 14 September: seminars and briefings

07:00 - 17:00   Seminars, briefings and panel discussions

Tuesday 15 September: morning one-to-one buiness meetings

(ideal for meetings between the UK, Asia Pacific, Europe and MENA)

07:00 - 12:00    One-to-one meetings 

Wednesday 16 September: afternoon one-to-one buiness meetings

(ideal for meetings between the UK, Latin America, Europe and MENA)

14:00 - 19:00    One-to-one meetings 

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One-to-one business meetings

The Summit is a great opportunity for members to connect with agents and partners from the convenience of your own desk/ home. In a private virtual meeting space you can discuss how your businesses will work together and support one another to ensure English language students have an excellent and safe learning experience in the UK.

Pre-schedule up to 24 one-to-one business meetings with contacts of your choice, using Marcom eSchedule PRO. Each meeting is 20 minutes long and there will be a five minute break between meetings. 

We will welcome agents and international partners from key markets who are serious about working with UK ELT providers. All delegates will be quality checked to ensure a successful event for everyone.

Following our first online event in May, Alistair Walker of Lewis School of English said: "It fully served its purpose and achieved everything we could have done face-to-face. Indeed, it offered much more flexibility."


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Seminars, panel discussions and expert briefings

On Monday 14 September we are running a free programme of expert presentations and panel discussions for English UK members and agents across three strands: the UK ELT student experience, exploring market opportunities and understanding regulation. The day will end with a panel discussion on the Future of ELT.

Promoting UK ELT

Topics include:

  • Covid-19 Secure: how are English UK members reopening their classrooms safely
  • Accommodation: changing trends and adaptations for an enjoyable stay
  • Student experience sessions, highlighting the quality of experience with English UK member centres

Exploring market opportunities

Topics include:

  • Student travel and confidence from the South East Asia region
  • Agent panel discussion with Spanish and Italian agents
  • Market sessions EMI and EME opportunities in China with the Department of International Trade

 Understanding regulations

 Topics include:

  • Visas: how will changes affect inbound students from 2021
  • The future of the Accreditation UK scheme
  • Updates to Secure English Language Tests and other test developments with Pearson and LanguageCert


Prices and booking

Agents and international partners

Attendance is free for agents, education consultants and overseas institutions. You can join the seminar programme and we will create a meeting schedule to suit your time zone, to enable meetings with English UK members:

English UK members and corporate members

English UK members and corporate members booking one-to-one meeting schedules will be asked for a small donation to cover the direct costs of running the event. We recommend a minimum of £150. Any contribution made will be deducted from bookings for StudyWorld, which has been postponed to January 2021.

The seminar sessions are free to attend.


Many thanks to our English UK Summit sponsors:

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If you would like to support the English UK Summit through sponsorship, please contact Business Development Director Tim Barker: