StudyWorld isn’t just about the formal appointment sessions; organise a StudyWorld fringe event to continue the conversation and showcase the UK.
We are delighted to see a growing number of events being organised by educators and service providers around StudyWorld. Last year there was an exciting mix of events, with everything from receptions to fam trips touring education centres in different parts of the UK. It’s a brilliant chance to get more buyer interest in what they have to offer in a social setting.
Two fringe events have already been organised for StudyWorld 2018 and more are sure to follow. Quality English will be hosting a trip visit Quality English language centres in Dublin, Cork and Galway in Ireland and Liverpool School of English are hosting agents for a night in Liverpool to see the school and the city. read more +
“I’d definitely recommend organising a StudyWorld party”
“I’d definitely recommend organising a StudyWorld party from our experience,” says Mark Rendell, chair of English UK London which took over the Churchill War Rooms and hired a lookalike of the Prime Minister for selfies, mingling and speeches.
“It exceeded our expectations. It was really well attended and I think people had a great time. We wanted to make it fun. It was an opportunity to continue some of those discussions we had during the day, and to relax and do something memorable.”
It was the first time English UK London had done such an event. They were inspired, says Mark, by StudyWorld’s new venue and format. “It was an opportunity because it was an exciting change; we wanted to remind our agents and partners what London is all about and what an exciting and fantastic city it is.
“I’m really proud we did this in the first year of the new StudyWorld. It felt like the event to be at last year. StudyWorld had lots of big-hitting speakers, it was in the heart of government; it felt to me as if it had gone up a level.”
Mark says the party was about creating goodwill and understanding, and also promoting the destination as well as the schools. Quite a few delegates were moving between parties, he said; attending both the English UK London and the British Study Centres event in one evening. Mark thought this was a really positive development.
English UK London is planning to make its party an annual event. This brings its own challenges, such as how to do even better this year. “We are definitely excited about doing it again and want it to be the go-to event. I do think we had an element of fun, uniqueness and memorability.”
What sort of social event could you organise?
Last year fringe events included; tours and overnight stays at UK educators, networking receptions at famous UK locations, training sessions and trips both north and south of London. What could you do this September?