Research commissioned by independent language school association, IALC, reveals that education agents value the accessibility and friendliness of independent schools. CEO of agency giant STB in Brazil echoed the results at the IALC conference in France.
More changes are looming for the UK’s Tier 4 visa system as the government finetunes its new Immigration Act. Speaking at StudyWorld this week, UKVI's Bharat Pamnani said the government is planning on consolidating visitor visa categories and is considering offering a cheaper Premium Service for smaller providers.
Using or reappraising relations with education agencies, or outsourcing other aspects of international student recruitment – whether that is social media management, enquiry management or regional representation – is on the rise within UK higher education. Jim Butler reports on the new recruitment environment, as competition intensifies for overseas students and operating conditions also turn the screw.