UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, delivered a pre-Christmas body blow to the sector, unveiling plans to force all non-EU graduates to return home even if they intend to stay and work in the country. Institutions could also be expected to monitor post-study departure of their students.
Doug Becker, CEO of Laureate Education, has predicted far more private-public partnerships in the future as higher education provision becomes more competitive. He also said his company focused on opening up access to education rather than the political context of a partner country.
The top-line results of the Association of Language Travel Organisations' first Deloitte-backed Language Travel Industry Survey were presented recently to members, with overall buoyancy in business cited by 176 companies that took part.
A new English language teaching company in India that is targeting Indian nationals who need to improve their language proficiency has been taken aback by the scale of demand and also the fact that overseas nationals in India are enrolling.
Chief Executive at English UK, Eddie Byers, has stated that the UK's ELT sector needs to work harder to make the government understand it is a "key feed" into the HE sector. And English Australia's Sue Blundell wowed ALTO delegates with data illustrating Australia's growth and grasp of stats.