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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...

 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...

 UK introduces new points-based immigration system

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...

 Brexit will not affect EU students in 2020

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

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...

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,...

UK ELT sector preparing for Brexit

As this post is published, on 2 October, there is less than a month to go before the 31 October deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the...

British universities prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit

Half of the 75 British universities that responded to a recent Universities UK survey conducted to assess the level of...

UK restores two-year post-study work visas

Editor’s note: After some initial confusion around when foreign students would be able to obtain post-study work visas, the UK government has confirmed that “any eligible student who...

UK survey maps career outcomes of foreign graduates

A newly released survey provides a unique snapshot of the employment outcomes for foreign alumni of British universities. International Graduate Outcomes 2019 was commissioned by Universities UK International...

Report seeks to measure the “Brexit sensitivity” of prospective students

An advance data release from the QS International Student Survey 2019 reaffirms the prevailing views of prospective students with respect to the UK’s pending departure from the European...

British ELT stable in 2018 but performance is uneven across private and public centres

After rebounding strongly in 2017 after three years of decline, the UK’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector held onto – but did not further increase – its gains...

One third of foreign students in British independent schools come from Europe

The 2019 Independent Schools Council (ISC) Census reveals that the total number of international students in British Independent K-12 schools grew by just under 3% this year. The...