In light of new immigration statistics released today, UK Prime Minister David Cameron's reaffirmed that the government will shut more bogus colleges and look to toughen English language requirements for foreign students.
Ovingdean Hall College, a vocational English language school in Brighton, UK, has announced it is likely to close due to ongoing financial difficulties. Forward bookings are being placed with other language schools.
The UK’s ELT sector “faced on onslaught in 2014” according to English UK CEO Eddie Byers, who this week reported a decline in both student weeks and numbers for the country’s private and state ELT providers.
Following the shock majority win for the Conservative party in last week's UK general election, The PIE News spoke to sector stakeholders to see how the change in administration will affect international education.
Education partnering organisation INTO’s annual agent survey reveals agencies worldwide are optimistic about future outbound numbers. Responses also expose country-specific drivers for overseas study and a growing demand for high school qualifications.
The number of K-12 students coming to the Britain's independent schools from mainland China has soared in the last year, overtaking the traditionally strong cohort of Hong Kong students. "Market penetration in Hong Kong is very high; whereas in China, this is just the beginning," commented an adviser.