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University Guardianship

For those international students wanting to study in a UK University, they may need more support than UK-based students. Students entering University under the age of 18 are still legally classified as children and as such, most UK Universities demand that international students obtain a UK Guardian that can act on their behalf in the event of an emergency.

University Guardianship services operate slightly differently to those for students studying in UK boarding schools. There are no parent’s evenings or half-terms that require host families and University students may not feel as though they need to see or communicate with their guardian on a regular basis. That said, having the right Guardianship support can maintain that feeling of independence with the support of knowing there is a point of contact available 24/7, to provide reassurance and guidance. Whether it’s a package that offers a high level of contact and support or simply to provide access to the essentials that will aid student life in a foreign country, we can tailor the University package to the needs of each student and their family specifically. It’s a comfort for parents to know and be assured that their child will have the support they need at any given moment during their UK Education experience.

Why choose Academic Guardians?

AGUK has a full AEGIS accreditation with many years of guardianship experience. This makes us fully equipped with the necessary skills, experience & knowledge of the UK University system. We pride ourselves on the supportive and caring service we offer to our students, parents & agents. The entire team is skilled in providing a tailored and personal service that makes each individual feel special. Through regular communication with all involved – students, parents and institutions, we ensure the delivery of a trusting and reliable service throughout the UK education journey.

To request our University Guardianship, please complete the online registration form, or contact us for more information.

Emergency service

24 Hour on-call emergency service
Emergency medical sickness arrangements

Host families (Short stays only)

Finding an approved host family located close to the university
Ensuring background checks are performed on the host family
Regular monitoring of the student whilst in the care of the host family
Ensuring host families are monitored and have all the necessary paperwork

Transport

Transport arrangements to and from our host family
Airport transfer arrangements (exeats, half terms and end of terms)

Wellbeing and academic support

Telephone Communication/Monitoring & Feedback
Ensuring student settles well in university
Liaison with students, parents, universities, and education agents
Supply welcome pack to student, parents & university
Dear Kelsey,
Brilliant! You're company efficiency is totally amazing and helpful.

Mr Joe Wong, Parent Lancing College

2018-01-18T16:06:16+00:00

Mr Joe Wong, Parent Lancing College

Dear Kelsey, Brilliant! You're company efficiency is totally amazing and helpful.
Good morning Dawn & Andrew
I will need to personally email and thank you and the host family that my daughters stayed with over the weekend for their kind gesture. Their thoughtfulness towards understanding the need for a girl of my daughters age to feel secured and cared for, I am not taking for granted.
It was such a relief when she told me that you had already arranged for a packed lunch and the family provided all their favourite foods.
This ones, (host family) you, certainly hand-picked ! And I thank you for that.! With many like them, there is still hope in the loss of empathy in humanity.
Have a lovely day

Patience Evans, Parent St Mary’s

2018-04-27T13:03:08+00:00

Patience Evans, Parent St Mary’s

Good morning Dawn & Andrew I will need to personally email and thank you and the host family that my daughters stayed with over the weekend for their kind gesture. Their thoughtfulness towards understanding the need for a girl of my daughters age to feel secured and cared for, I am not taking for granted. It was such a relief when she told me that you had already arranged for a packed lunch and the family provided all their favourite foods. This ones, (host family) you, certainly hand-picked ! And I thank you for that.! With many like them, there is still hope in the loss of empathy in humanity. Have a lovely day
Dear Dawn,
Thank you for your mail with Peeranut’s travel arrangements attached. Very efficient, as always.
Can I take this opportunity to thank you for all your brilliant support throughout the year and to wish you a lovely summer.

Peter O’Donoghue, Head of Boys Boarding, Bournemouth Collegiate School

2018-04-27T13:03:53+00:00

Peter O’Donoghue, Head of Boys Boarding, Bournemouth Collegiate School

Dear Dawn, Thank you for your mail with Peeranut’s travel arrangements attached. Very efficient, as always. Can I take this opportunity to thank you for all your brilliant support throughout the year and to wish you a lovely summer.
Dear Dawn & team at Academic Guardians
Hope things are fine with you. Now the school is over and Sarah is now on her way home...
Therefore, I would like to say thank you for all your kindness and hospitality that has been extended to Sarah all this time. Unfortunately, I didn't attend the Speech Day this year so I didn't have the opportunity to express my gratitude personally to you. Hopefully someday somewhere an opportunity would arise for me to do so.
I wish you and the whole family a joyful summer break...and all the best for the future.
With warmest regards

Rita Tjahjadi, Parent Prior Park College, Bath

2018-04-27T13:04:39+00:00

Rita Tjahjadi, Parent Prior Park College, Bath

Dear Dawn & team at Academic Guardians Hope things are fine with you. Now the school is over and Sarah is now on her way home... Therefore, I would like to say thank you for all your kindness and hospitality that has been extended to Sarah all this time. Unfortunately, I didn't attend the Speech Day this year so I didn't have the opportunity to express my gratitude personally to you. Hopefully someday somewhere an opportunity would arise for me to do so. I wish you and the whole family a joyful summer break...and all the best for the future. With warmest regards
Dear AGUK,
Thank you kindly for the travel details that you have sent through for both Natalie and Edith for the end of this term and start of next term - you are very well organised to be this far ahead! Many thanks for clarifying and sending on details for the other girls. It certainly makes life easier when return arrangements are sent in and you are one of the few agencies that does this; much appreciated!

Helen Tomlinson, Head of Boarding, Rye St Antony School

2018-04-27T13:05:31+00:00

Helen Tomlinson, Head of Boarding, Rye St Antony School

Dear AGUK, Thank you kindly for the travel details that you have sent through for both Natalie and Edith for the end of this term and start of next term - you are very well organised to be this far ahead! Many thanks for clarifying and sending on details for the other girls. It certainly makes life easier when return arrangements are sent in and you are one of the few agencies that does this; much appreciated!
Dear Georgie
Thank you for your letter.
I have read the letter word by word, and I also told to Shaobo's mother about your letter. We are unable to express our gratitude to you with words and really appreciate your so considerate care and help to Shaobo. And now we could put our minds at ease. It is so good luck for Shaobo to meet you in UK!

Lou Jirong, Parent, Sidcot School

2018-04-27T13:06:14+00:00

Lou Jirong, Parent, Sidcot School

Dear Georgie Thank you for your letter. I have read the letter word by word, and I also told to Shaobo's mother about your letter. We are unable to express our gratitude to you with words and really appreciate your so considerate care and help to Shaobo. And now we could put our minds at ease. It is so good luck for Shaobo to meet you in UK!
Dear Academic Guardians
Thank you.
I am very impressed with your smooth and effective organisation. All the very best.

Mark Venn Dunn, Head of Boarding ACS Cobham International School

2018-01-18T16:05:55+00:00

Mark Venn Dunn, Head of Boarding ACS Cobham International School

Dear Academic Guardians Thank you. I am very impressed with your smooth and effective organisation. All the very best.

Registration Fee:

In order to register for our university guardianship package, please click on the ‘apply now’ button below. All University students registering for guardianship with us, will be charged a non – refundable registration fee of £100.00 + VAT at 20%.

Expense Deposit:

At the start of guardianship (upon registration) we will add a £550.00 charge to the invoice which covers any future expenses incurred on behalf of the student. For instance, homestay & transport expenses. This amount will always need to be topped up either at the end of term or when the expenses are likely to exceed the initial deposit amount.

University
Per Year
£600
Calculate the cost of our University guardianship below, by choosing how many terms you require the service. This is based upon when your son/daughter or student reaches the age of 18.

(Guardianship is only required until students are 18 years old).  However if you prefer the peace of mind and wish to have guardianship for the entire academic year regardless of age (this is absolutely fine and will be accommodated).

We calculate the costs as follows:

From: To:
01 September 31st December £275.00
01 January 31st March £500.00
01 April End of term £600.00

All prices are subject to UK VAT