Useful Information Blog

Which student guardianship package is best for me?

educational guardianship packages

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…

Read More >>

How to Write a Personal Statement for Admission into UK Universities

student handbook

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…

Read More >>

How to make British friends

guardian students talking

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…

Read More >>

Can international students apply to universities in the UK if they are under 18?

uk guardianship students

The simple answer is yes, students under the age of 18 can apply to most universities in the UK providing they have the correct qualifications. However, if accepted onto a university course, there are a few restrictions to keep in mind:   Am I classed as an adult if I’m under 18? In the UK, anyone aged 18 or over is classed as an adult. Therefore, if you are under the age of 18 you will be seen as a minor, even if you are living in the UK alone and attending university.   Will I be treated differently at…

Read More >>

Top 10 Tips: how to improve your English

private tutor gcse alevel

Sophie is from Germany and has been studying English for many years. She has recently achieved an 8.5 in her academic IELTS exam! Below you will find her top 10 tips on how to improve your English – they have worked for her so hopefully they will work for you too.   1: Switch to English for everything. Switch all the movies you watch to English, switch your phone and PC to English, read books and newspapers in English. It’s the easiest way to passively learn the language.   2: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Everyone must start somewhere…

Read More >>

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

UK Guardianship

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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

University Guardian in the UK

day school students

If you are applying to study at a university in the UK but you will be under the age of 18 when you start, most universities will require you to have an appointed guardian based in the UK.   Why do I need a guardian? Although you may already feel like an adult, especially if you are applying to universities in another country, you are still classed as a ‘child’ under British law. Therefore, most universities ask for the details of an appointed guardian who will be responsible for the student and that they can contact in case of emergencies….

Read More >>

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Your web browser should allow you to delete, prevent or limit their use. Read more

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close