Pre-sessional English, visas and flexible start dates in focus at UK universities

Pre-sessional English, visas and flexible start dates in focus at UK universities

While some indicate that universities are seeking to mitigate the impact by focusing on pre-sessional English provisions, concerns surrounding visa applications and widespread student anxiety remains. Chief executive of Universities UK, Alistair Jarvis, has called for government support at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic threatens a “major financial hit” which would put a lot […]
Swifter gov bailout vital, says English UK

Swifter gov bailout vital, says English UK

English language schools were hit hard, early into 2020, when Chinese student business dried up as the outbreak of coronavirus impacted Wuhan and China first. Then, as the pandemic took hold, “our Italian business disappeared overnight”, English UK’s interim chief...
COVID-19 “tsunami” forces The English Studio closure

COVID-19 “tsunami” forces The English Studio closure

English language school BLC in Bristol has also become a victim of the virus, English UK has confirmed. English Studio was owned by Ireland-based Kinlay Group, which also owned and operated travel firm USIT Ireland – which is also going into administration. “We have...
English language test provider Paragon expands in India

English language test provider Paragon expands in India

Partnering with India-based assessment company MeritTrac Services, Paragon will open a number of locations in India where students will be able to sit the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program – General and the Canadian Academic English Language Test –...