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Best UK Universities: League Tables and UKG’s Recommended Universities

Choosing a university to study at can be a daunting decision. There are many factors to consider including how they compare to other universities in the UK. The table below features the university league table results published by 4 trusted sources in 2019: – The Times and Sunday Times – The Guardian – The Complete University Guide (CUG) – The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – participation is voluntary The universities listed below are UKG’s recommended universities. UKG can help you to apply to these universities through our University Placement Service. NB. Universities with a star (*) can be applied for…

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UKG’s Acronyms and Accreditations:
AEGIS, UCAS, OISC, UKiset and G5 Universities

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You might see AEGIS, UKiset, UCAS and OISC on our website or brochures and be confused by what they mean. As a guardianship organisation and education consultant, UKG works with other professional organisations specialised in international students’ welfare. Below we will explain the main purpose of these organisations.   AEGIS The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students. AEGIS was created to ensure that international students who are under 18 and studying in the UK are being looked after properly. The main purpose of AEGIS is to check that guardianship organisations respect the Code of Practice and current…

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Which student guardianship package is best for me?

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Choosing to study abroad is a life changing decision and each detail should be considered carefully. The choice of boarding school/university is top priority; however, everyday life is just as important as school life and we believe that students need the best support during their amazing adventure. UKG offers different packages to suit all students’ needs and budgets. We also offer tailor-made packages so if you feel as though you don’t fit exactly into one of the categories below, please contact us and we will create the perfect guardianship package for you.   WeCare Guardianship WeCare is our most popular…

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How to Write a Personal Statement for Admission into UK Universities

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The university admission process can be stressful, especially for non-native English speakers. The personal statement is one of the most important parts of the admission process. You need to write a statement about yourself and your life experiences. It seems easy because it is the topic you know the most about: You. However, it is not as easy as you think. It is quite difficult to pick the most relevant elements of your life in order to fit with the universities’ criteria. Below you will find useful tips to write a personal statement.   Before you Start Before starting to…

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How to make British friends

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Making new friends is never easy, especially when you do not share the same language and the same culture. But do not worry, making British friends is not as difficult as you think. I am Chloe from France and I have recently moved to the UK to work at UKGuardianship. Before I arrived, I was worried about making new friends so I wrote a list of ways that I am going to try to make British friends and I would like to share it with you. If you have recently moved to the UK for work, school or university, I…

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iGCSE or Pre A-Level – which is better for me?

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If you are thinking about taking A-Levels in the UK, you may be considering either iGCSEs or a Pre A-Level course in preparation. But what are the differences between the two and which would be better for you to take? We’ve done some research on both to help you make your decision.   What are iGCSEs? GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) are academic qualifications taken by most students in the UK at age 16. The iGCSEs are an international alternative to GCSEs and are recognised by most countries. They are highly exam based and graded on an 8-point scale…

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Ask Susan: Is ranking important when choosing a UK boarding school?

When searching for a good boarding school in the UK, it might be the intention of most people to judge a school by its school ranking on League Tables. But which factors are school rankings based on? And how important are they when choosing a UK boarding school?   Which factors are school rankings in the UK based on? Most secondary school rankings are based on A-level or GCSE results and/or the number of students that get into a highly ranked university afterwards.   What are the advantages of school rankings? Rankings seem like a good starting point if you…

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What is Academic Mentoring?

GCSE and A-level tutoring

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” — Bob Proctor If you have already done research into how to improve your academic skills and reach your full potential, you have probably heard of Academic Mentoring Services. If not, or if you feel like you still need more details, please read below.   What does Academic Mentoring mean? Mentoring in general means that a person who has more knowledge than another person helps them in the form of training or advise. Academic Mentoring means that…

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