New campaign formed to promote education exports Exporting Education UK (ExEd)

Press Release, October 2012, ExEd Formation

New campaign formed to promote education exports Exporting Education UK (ExEd)

A new broad-based campaign group has been formed to promote the value of education exports to UK plc.  The group, known as Exporting Education UK (ExEd), has 13 founder members spanning UK-based companies and organisations involved in all elements of education as an export – from independent schools, Sixth Form, FE & HE colleges, Professional Colleges to education publishers, all of whom are exemplars of UK education.

Commenting on the group’s formation, ExEd’s spokesman, Graham Able, CEO of Alpha Plus Group said:

“Education exports are worth over £14 billion to the UK economy and have the potential for year on year growth.  The founding members believe there is a need for all parts of the sector to work more closely together to promote the contribution of education exports to politicians, policy makers and the media.

“We believe that when the economic and social benefits of international education are better understood this will facilitate policy which supports growth in the sector, which will be good for jobs, good for the economy and good for UK plc.”

ExEd will focus on communicating the economic and social benefits of international education to politicians, policy makers and the media.

Editors Notes

  1. Exporting Education UK (ExEd) has 14founder members who span the full range of education from Pre-preps, Prep schools, FE & HE colleges, Professional Colleges and Education Publishers. Membership, including those currently with observer status, comprises:ACS International Schools; Association of Colleges; Alpha Plus Group; BSA (awaiting confirmation); Cambridge Education Group; Dulwich College Management International; English UK; Excellence Education Group; Greenwich School of Management; Independent Schools Council (Observer); Kaplan International; Malvern House; Mander Portman Woodward; QA; Study Group; Study UK; OC&C Strategy Consultants (Supporter); Wild Research (Supporter).