Key Terms


English as a Second or Other Language.

European Union

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.


The process of developing activities and processes that enable international and home students to mix on a voluntary basis.

International Student

This is any student who comes to the UK for an educational experience. This includes students from both within and outside the European Union (EU).

Students’ Union

The term ‘students’ union’ is used in its generic sense, to include ‘guild of students’ or ‘students’ association’.