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Guardianship for European students at boarding schools in the UK

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As a European student studying at a boarding school in the UK, the distance from your home country is not a huge problem; you can travel home and see your family as much as you want, especially during the holidays. When searching for packages with guardianship organisations, you may be put off to find unnecessary services included, such as homestay accommodation, taxi transfers and management of a student fund. For this reason, UKG has created a Basic Guardianship Package especially for European students.   What is included in the European Guardianship Package? Included in our Basic Package: 24/7 emergency care…

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

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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…

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Top 10 Tips: how to improve your English

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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…

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