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At a basic level, if you attend an independent school in the UK you will be required to have a guardian so that a responsible adult in the UK is accountable for you during school holidays and in case of any emergencies such as illness or when there is a need for disciplinary action.

At Study Links, we fulfil a bigger role than that of a basic guardian, seeking to accommodate anything you may need during your time in the UK. We are well-versed in the education and care of international students, and know the UK education system very well. Having been guardians to many students who have come to the UK, we know what kinds of problems you may have, and are experienced in helping you overcome them. We can offer advice on how to cope, and what decisions to make and we will act quickly when dealing with any problems or issues that arise in your parent’s absence. We will be your friend and your family whilst you are in the UK, and hopefully also for many years to come.


 How to choose a guardianship package

The level of care that you and your family may choose depends on many factors, including:

  • Your age
  • Your understanding of English, and your
    ability to speak it
  • How independent you are
  • How vulnerable you may be
  • How intelligent you are
To make it easier for you and your parents to decide, we offer three guardianship packages for international students attending independent schools in the UK:

  • First Response Guardianship (suitable for EU students only)
  • Limited Guardianship
  • Standard Guardianship
  • Full Guardianship

Click here to see how the various packages compare. 

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First Response Guardianship

The First Response package is recommended for you if you speak fluent English and you require no assistance from your guardian, apart from in an emergency.

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The First Response Guardianship packages is only suitable for EU students attending Independent / private schools in the UK.

With this package, Study Links will not contact you or follow your progress. We will however be available in an emergency when we will act on behalf of your parents as required.

  • We will NOT visit you at school.
  • We will NOT organise your accommodation or transport for half terms or leave weekends.
  • We will act on behalf of your parents in an emergency.
  • We will organise your accommodation and transport in emergency situations.

Cost per year 2017/18 £450


Limited Guardianship

The Limited package is recommended for you if you speak very good English and you will live a very independent life in the UK.

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  • We will visit you at school once when you first arrive.
  • We will act on behalf of your parents in an emergency.
  • We will organise your accommodation for half terms, leave weekends and emergency situations.
  • We organise transport to and from homestay accommodation and airports.

Cost per year 2017/18 £999


Standard Guardianship

The Standard package is recommended for you if you have a reasonable grasp of English and are happy to lead a relatively independent life in the UK.

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  • We will visit you at school once per term and report on your progress to your parents.
  • We will act on behalf of your parents in an emergency.
  • We will advise you on choices of academic subjects and study in the UK.
  • We will attend all parents’ evenings and send an academic report to your parents.
  • We will organise your accommodation for half terms, leave weekends and emergency situations.
  • We organise transport to and from homestay accommodation and airports.

Cost per year 2017/18 £2,300


Full Guardianship

This is our VIP package.

The full guardianship package is recommended for you if you require a ‘home-away-from-home’ care package, where Study Links become extension of your own family.   You and your parents will both benefit from knowing that Study Links are a constant source of support for you whilst you’re in the UK. Our strong relationship with both you and your family means we can deliver a level of care that is more personal and rewarding.

Full guardianship offers you the very best care. We monitor your development closely and contact school staff regularly to check on your progress. We will build a relationship with you, and instil in you the self-confidence that you need to face any challenges in your life whilst you are under our care and beyond. This consistent care enables you to reach your full academic and personal potential.

We recommend full guardianship for you if you’re new to the UK, quite young, if your English is poor or if you require extra attention from your guardian. Many parents choose full guardianship because they want the very best care for their child.

We visit you at school shortly after you arrive to help you settle in. We will then visit you at school twice a term, reporting back to your parents after each visit.

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  • We regularly contact you throughout the academic year, and also beforehand during your preparation stages.
  • We act on behalf of your parents.
  • We liaise between you, your parents and your school.
  • We advise and assist your parents with special concerns, drawing on our vast bank of knowledge about education in the UK and our wealth of experience caring for international students in the UK.
  • We advise on your choice of academic subjects, as well as study and life in the UK.
  • We attend all parents’ evenings and send an academic report to your parents. We can even translate these for your parents if required.
  • We can arrange private tuition for you if required.
  • We organise homestay accommodation for half terms, leave weekends and in emergencies.
  • We organise transport to and from homestay accommodation and airports.
  • We arrange flights and travel within the UK for you and your parents if required.
  • We arrange social activities for you at your homestay and with Study Links staff. Activities typically include: sports, karaoke, eating out, cinema visits, barbeques and parties.

Cost per year 2017/18 £4,550

 


If none of these packages seem quite right for you, please send us your requirements, as we can arrange a bespoke guardianship package for you.

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