A leading UK-based education group, ISIS Education, which provides a broad range of educational programmes in the UK and North America, is rebranding to “Oxford International Education Group” following strong growth in recent years.
Some 1.1 million visitors to the UK took an English language course during their stay in 2013, spending more than £1.2bn in course fees, accommodation and other expenses, data from VisitBritain and the Office for National Statistics shows. Just 24% of visitors who took an English course said that study was the main purpose of their visit.
International students still perceive the USA and the UK as top destinations for a quality education, however, according to the latest IDP Buyer Behaviour research, Australia is considered among the best study destinations for graduate employment opportunities and Canada and New Zealand are seen as affordable and safe.
A British Council-backed survey of university processes for managing education agent relationships has revealed insufficient safeguarding and training built into the relationship, and the report's authors warn that improved self-regulation is essential to avoid government intervention.
The UK’s Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced nearly 400 new scholarships for Indian university students to study in the UK during a week-long trade trip to India. He also mentioned the new Education UK alumni awards.
The British Association of Independent Schools with International Students (BAISIS) has recently undergone a rebrand in order to attract more top line schools to its group as it seeks to become a lobbying group for the sector and a recognised badge of quality.
LAL Language Centres has announced three new locations for 2015; a school for adults in Boston and summer schools for young learners in New York and Brighton. The boutique-style Boston school was being operated via a partner but becomes an LAL centre from January.
Global online professional network LinkedIn has launched its first ever university rankings for certain programmes in the USA, Canada and the UK, designed to highlight which institutions are best at propelling students into desirable graduate jobs.