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 English UK warns many schools will cease trading without further government support

English UK warns many schools will cease trading without further government support

English UK has joined a broad industry effort to lobby the British government around its current emergency relief measures. At issue is the government’s Coronavirus Business Rates Relief...

 COVID-19 restrictions “unprecedented” in history of international travel

COVID-19 restrictions “unprecedented” in history of international travel

A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) highlights that 96% of all destinations worldwide have introduced travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 Language training moves online as COVID-19 forces suspension of face-to-face programmes

Language training moves online as COVID-19 forces suspension of face-to-face programmes

Schools across the world’s leading English Language Training (ELT) destinations are suspending in-person classes in the wake of quickly unfolding travel restrictions and government directives designed to stem...

 Survey measures the expected impacts of COVID-19 across education sectors and regions

Survey measures the expected impacts of COVID-19 across education sectors and regions

A broad survey of education executives conducted in March shows that concern is widespread that COVID-19 and its societal and economic effects will be damaging in the short...

 Adjusting to the new normal of international travel

Adjusting to the new normal of international travel

As the global response to the COVID-19 virus continues to mount, the situation with respect to international travel is anything but normal. The landscape is very fluid at...

UK introduces new points-based immigration system

The UK Home office has announced that EU students will now be treated in much the same way as non-EU students, with some exceptions, under a new immigration...

COVID-19 triggers cancellations and delays but most students intend to follow through on study plans

Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, many exchange programmes have been cancelled as have a growing number of industry events, most recently the annual Asia-Pacific...

Erasmus+ funded a record number of international placements in 2018

The massive scale and impact of the Erasmus+ exchange programme is very much in focus in a newly released European Commission report. The Erasmus+ Annual Report 2018 highlights...

Brexit will not affect EU students in 2020

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a large majority in the UK’s December 2019 general election. That victory has now paved the way for Britain to exit the European...

Foreign enrolment in UK higher education up 6% for 2018/19

There were more than 485,000 international students enrolled in UK higher education institutions in 2018/19...

ELT sector in the UK stable in summer 2019

Total student weeks were up modestly for the junior segment but there was a small decrease in the adult segment in Q3 2019...

Slowing in Chinese commencements for most major study destinations

Educators and governments in the major English-speaking study destinations – Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States – have known for some years that the flow of...

French court ruling puts planned fee increase in doubt

Open access to public higher education is a deeply held value in France, so much so that French students attend university virtually for free, as do students from...

2019 Agent Barometer: Optimism for year ahead and insights on destination preferences

The 2019 survey sampled the largest number of qualified agents ever in a record number of countries...

UK’s business schools highly reliant on international postgraduate students

A new report from the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) analysed data from the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and found that between 2015/16 and 2017/18,...