Participants in English UK’s quarterly data collection scheme recorded a decrease in adult and junior students weeks in the peak third quarter (Q3) 2018 period.

The top nationalities in the Q3 2018 period for schools in the QUIC scheme. Source – English UK/Bonard, 2018

“Junior student weeks dropped by 7.5 per cent to 105,149 weeks, while adult student weeks decreased by 2.2 per cent to 227,852.”

Analysing responses from 114 members in the Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) scheme that provided data in both this year and in 2017, there was a 3.9 per cent drop in student weeks to 333,001 in the peak July-to-September period, English UK said.

Junior student weeks dropped by 7.5 per cent to 105,149 weeks, while adult student weeks decreased by 2.2 per cent to 227,852.

Commenting on reasons for the decline, Roz McGill at English UK, who manages the QUIC scheme, said, “We do know that since last year some multi-centre organisations have reduced the number of seasonal centres they operate and moved into different markets, which is showing up as lower junior student week figures. Changes and delays to the PON [scholarship] scheme may also have caused a drop in the Italian figures.”

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