Studying in a different country can be very difficult when you’re faced with many new and unfamiliar challenges. We have helped many international students adjust to life in the UK, for both short and long periods of time, and have expert knowledge and guidance for our students visiting or living in the beautiful city of Bath.

Please find below all the information you need before arriving in the UK.

We’ve included two very helpful documents from the British Council – Creating Confidence & Safety First – designed to help international students prepare for their stay in the UK. Please take time to read these as they include useful helplines and websites for information and advice.

Guardianship:

When children and teenagers come to study in the UK, there are special laws and rules to keep them safe. ​As we are accredited by the British Council, Independent Schools Association and Boarding Schools’ Association we follow additional guidance to ensure younger students under the age of 18 stay safe and happy during their course in the UK.

      • All students under the age of 18 are children under UK law. ​The rules are the same for all nationalities, even if a student is considered an adult in their home country.
      • Students under the age of 18, staying in the UK for more than 28 days, must have a parent or Guardian who is a British Resident.
        • A Guardian can be a close relative: mother, father, auntie, uncle, grandparent, brother or sister
        • If you don’t have family or close friends in the UK, your child will need a guardian. And it is the role of a guardianship organisation to help you find the right person to support you and look after your child.
        • You can find a list of Guardianship services on the AEGIS Website: https://aegisuk.net/

Please also see our International Student Support page as well as our What to Expect page for more useful information about studying in the UK before your arrival.