The group is newest geographical sub-group for English UK It was formed in early 2012 with all six English UK members in Northern Ireland as members: International House Belfast, Foyle International, NW Academy, Queens INTO, the University of Ulster and Belfast Metropolitan College.
Founder member Paul McMullan, principal of IH Belfast, said: “It made sense to form English UK NI as it gives us much more power as an active body in approaching and working with our tourist and other organisations”.
English UK NI has been founded as it gives the members much more power as an active body in approaching and working with our tourist and other organisations.
The aim of the group is to pull together not only the English UK NI members but the many other bodies, government and otherwise, involved with tourism and inward investment. We want to be working together to put NI on the map.
There are many factors making Northern Ireland an excellent destination for EL students, including comparatively low costs, safety, and the fact that does not have high numbers of international students already.
It is a very exciting time to come to Northern Ireland as it’s really going from strength to strength. In 2011 we had the MTV awards, last year was the opening of the new MAC arts centre and the Titanic exhibition in Belfast. Also Derry/Londonderry has been listed as the 4th best city to visit in the world according to Lonely Planet and this year the city is first UK City of Culture 2013.