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About Study Links

Study Links is a guardianship service provider and placement organisation. We act as guardian to international students studying in the UK, arranging accommodation with caring English homestay families whilst they are studying in the UK. We also offer an education consultancy service, dedicated to placing international students in the best schools in the UK.

We are devoted to the progression of our students, and are passionate about their care and education. At Study Links, we understand that there are many routes to success, and so we offer an array of high-quality services, throughout the UK, ensuring that we always meet your particular needs. We speak 9 languages, and having provided education consultancy and services for students of all abilities and nationalities, we are equipped and willing to handle all requests.

We are thorough in our approach to each individual’s welfare, and we work alongside the best schools in the uk to ensure the education provided is accessible and beneficial to the individuals under our care. The Study Links’ team personal experiences of studying in the UK help inform this approach.

We truly value our students, and because we believe that the foundation of any relationship is trust, respect and understanding, we are careful to foster positive and open relationships, which in turn help to keep our students motivated. We pride ourselves in the knowledge that our students feel able to call upon us for advice, guidance and support whenever they need to.

WHY CHOOSE US

  • We are very experienced, having been established for 18 years
  • We speak 9 languages including Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese
  • We have representatives around the country in case of an emergency
  • Study Links Academic Consultants visit students and attend parents evenings
  • All Academic Consultants are qualified teachers
  • Our emergency phone is available 24/7
  • We are trusted by many schools who use our emergency guardianship service when a students own guardian fails
  • We are AEGIS accredited
  • Homestay recruitment matches British Council requirements
  • We always check every student has arrived safely at homestay
  • Many members of the Study Links team have lived/worked abroad
  • All members of the Study Links team have passed a child safety course

What makes us unique

Eric’s experience of studying in the UK as international students laid the foundations of Study Links: our company has grown from personal experiences and true understanding of our clients’ needs.

Eric Fan (middle) as a young student in the UK >>

Having integrated into a foreign country, both Eric and Angela learnt how to best adapt to life abroad. The advice that Study Links gives is founded on their experiences during this time, and on what they learnt about how best to integrate quickly and effectively. Having both been qualified teachers also enables them to support and encourage students in an academic capacity. This knowledge, along with their attitude to pursuing opportunities, forms the basis of Study Links’ internal processes and to the philosophies we abide by as a team.

Angela and Eric on first moving to Hong Kong as a young couple >>

Voluntarily acting as guardians for family and friends gave Angela and Eric the invaluable experience that would later shape the values and direction of Study Links. Our organisation always puts the needs of the student first, supporting them during their stay and ensuring that they thrive!

Eric with his nephew Andy at graduation. Andy was essentially the first Study Links student. Today, he is one of the most respected architects in Hong Kong >>

We have many years of experience with emergency situations, worried parents, home-sick children and phone calls in the middle of the night, so when you choose Study Links you can feel at ease, confident that we will handle students’ problems quickly and effectively. Study Links have a reputation of efficiency, approachability, professionalism and most importantly, honest care.

Eric and Angela enjoying a meal with a group of students >

Angela and Eric's daughter Ailie lived in an overseas homestay at 11 years of age, and later in life moved abroad to study at university for a year. As a result, Angela and Eric personally relate to the concerns of the parents that use their organisation. This has enabled Study Links to provide the higher standard of services that they know all families want for their children.

Operations Director Ailie Fan (middle) aged 11 with her homestay family >>

Sophie lived with homestay in Germany for one year whilst she was teaching and working there.

Head of Student Services, Sophie Richards >>

Liz moved from Russia to the UK to study before deciding to stay permanently. Liz studied a Foundation Course and BA in Business and Management at Wakefield College before completing an MBA in Business and Management at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Student Services Advisor, Liz Starodumova >>

Harriet moved to Beijing from the UK to study Chinese at Beijing Normal University. Like Angela and Eric, she learned how to adapt to life in a foreign country and integrate into a new culture.

Student Services Advisor, Harriet Johnson-Tsui with her husband>>

Becca’s family have experience of being foster carers and have looked after many children from different backgrounds. Like homestay families, Becca understands what it is like to welcome somebody new into your home and family. Becca also volunteered at a local school and helped children with their reading.

Homestay and Transport Organiser , Becca Parry with her brother >>

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