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What is StudyWorld?

StudyWorld is the international trade event for UK education. We connect study abroad agents and international stakeholders from around the world with the best British providers, including English language schools, boarding schools, colleges and pathways providers, exam boards, and student accommodation companies.

All institutions at StudyWorld are from the UK, and have a government-recognised accreditation. At StudyWorld partnerships are built, training is commissioned, deals are negotiated, and cross-sector partnerships are born.

Attendance is free for agents, and there are educator participation options to suit all budgets. Delegates can schedule up to 42 meetings with the people that meet their event objectives, using our easy-to-use online scheduling software. Conversations continue at our networking events and you can update your market knowledge at our industry seminars.

Who can attend

UK education providers, suppliers and stakeholder groups including English language centres, boarding schools, colleges, training providers, universities, exam boards, publishers, digital content suppliers and associations.

Worldwide organisations seeking educational partnerships and services at all levels, including traditional study travel agents and educational tour operators as well as corporations, professional associations, institutions and government bodies.

UK service providers, from insurance providers and marketing consultancy companies to student accommodation, technology companies, guardianship, travel and entertainment organisations.

What do our delegates think?

The educator

This is our first time. It’s been very busy, we have had no end of people wanting to make appointments and it’s been great.

Naomi Willoughby, Edge Hill University, UK


Boarding schools are making great new contacts and it’s working really well. StudyWorld has lots of good contacts and it’s a great venue, which really showcases the UK.

Caroline Nixon, BAISIS, UK

The agent

I really enjoy it here. The staff are extremely friendly and always willing to help, and they’re everywhere. They’re giving directions, answering questions, they’re very helpful and it is brilliant. I am extremely happy… there is joy in my soul.

Valerian Marakov, Golden Bridge International Education, Georgia

The service provider

We have had really good traction with new and exciting partners understanding all the products now. It’s really worked. Even though our schedules are full, lots of people are coming up to the stand who didn’t have meetings with us. The branding and traction we’re getting from sponsorship means people are coming up asking about brochures and more information. We are expecting to get more business out of this.

Martin Corr, Ardmore Group, StudyWorld 2019 sponsor

Celebrating 50 years of building valuable business partnerships


Our annual workshop meets for the first time: it’s called the English Language Schools Workshop and is organised by what is now Visit Britain.


Our workshop gets a new name (The International Languages and Education UK Fair), a new home (in Brighton) and new organisers (one of English UK’s predecessor organisations, called ARELS).


English UK is created by the merger of two language centre organisations, and takes over the organisation of the agent workshop.


We rename the workshop StudyWorld and move it to a new venue in London.


StudyWorld celebrates its 40th birthday and a long history of quality, education and creating student recruitment partnerships.


StudyWorld becomes the showcase of UK education for international buyers/partners and moves to the QEII Centre.


StudyWorld celebrates 50 years of connecting quality agents and educators through meetings and networking

What we get from StudyWorld

It’s a great opportunity to meet up with people we’re already working with. There’s a real family feel about it. Sometimes you pick up opportunities from new agents who haven’t got in touch before and that’s why we’re here every year. It has quality schools and agents, that’s why everyone is here. There’s a community feeling to the event and it’s one of the best events to be attending.

Leon Zhang, KKCL English, UK

I’ve been really busy, back to back with a full programme of different schools from all parts of the UK. I am new to the agent world. English is my passion and I want to help Algerians get access to ELT in different parts of the UK. StudyWorld is a good start with everyone under one roof for two days. I have 34 confirmed meetings and others over coffee, lunch and receptions.
Abderezak Bouhaceine, IMS Algeria, UK

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