Conor visits the Anglo Continental Language school to learn about the challenges and successes as well as to see how he can help this important business sector in the constituency.
The high pound and visa regulations have seen a dramatic drop in the ability of this sector to attract students who are increasingly turning to the U.S.A. and Australia where currency exchange rates and more lieanant student visa regulations result in more certainty for students in being assured of gaining a place in a language school in those countries rather than in the UK. This will eventually result in fewer students attending UK universities as many language students are looking for a flow in their education rather than having to leave the country every time they require a different visa to continue their studies.
Language schools are the second largest sector in Bournemouth's economy contributing around £300m.
Conor has always shown a great interest in this important business in the town having made his maiden speech in the House of Commons on the subject.