Student Guardianship and Education Consultants

 

ABOUT

Greenfinch Guardians formed by Robert Green and Emma Finch in 2016 to provide meaningful and nurturing support to students while studying in the UK. Acting as guardians and advisors, as a husband & wife team, Green & Finch have a long history in education and working with young people. Robert Green has a background in student advice and guidance and worked for University of the Arts London's International Office for 12 years. He was also Head of School at International School of Creative Arts

Emma Finch has extensive experience in Higher Education and currently works as Research Manager at Kingston University 

Greenfinch Guardians believe that in order for a young person to feel truly able to spread their wings, they must first feel safe and secure. GfG promote a nurturing environment within which growing minds can explore and feel confident to question the world around them. 

 

Greenfinch Guardians send a written progress report to parents at the end of each school term or semester, focusing on a student’s personal, social and academic development and setting goals to aim for. For university students, Greenfinch Guardians can act as an advice centre or a safety net; assisting students new to the UK, or new to the city, in maintaining their independence and making the most of their study experience.

 

Within easy access to Central London, the Greenfinch Guardian House in Wimbledon, is in easy reach to the world's greatest city and on the door step to some of Greater London's managed wildlife parkland, river walks and common land.

With an enviable knowledge of London’s jewels and hidden treasures, Greenfinch Guardians operate regular tours around London and can also organise travel within the UK, Europe and the wider world.

 

SERVICES

Greenfinch Guardians provide guardianship and support services to students in the UK and educational advice and support to those transitioning towards studying in the UK.

School & College students
  • Termly progress report

  • Short Courses and Summer Schools

  • University Open days and events

  • Advice on University Application

  • Preparing an application

  • Preparing for interview

University students
(Independent London Living)
  • Assistance with finding and moving into private accommodation

  • Support with adjusting to living in London

  • Educational and welfare advice and support throughout university 

  • Termly progress report

  • London Homestay

  • Visa applications

  • Bespoke UK Travel and London tours

  • Assistance with International Travel 

Year established

2016

Over 20 years experience of supporting students
 

PRICE LIST

Guardianship Agreement (including a termly progress report)

For school and college students

£ 2,100 per year
£750 per term

Independent London Living 

For new university students 

£1,500 per year

Expenses Fund
£1,500 per year
£500 per term

Other Services

Advice and guidance online or in person, advocacy or representation, are charged at a standard rate of £50 per hour plus travel costs.

Homestay accommodation
£45 per night/per person (£300 per week) in South West London; half board.

Additional Visits 
Extra visits by a Guardian to the school, college or residence at your request will be charged at £50 per hour plus travel costs at £25 per hour and/or mileage at £0.50 per mile and/or travel ticket.

Extras
Airport transfers and accompanied visits are priced according to distance and duration.

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I've been to more schools than I can remember. I've been bullied at every school I've attended since I started school. But Mr.Green is different…he really does care. Not only did he put a stop to the bullying he continued to look out for me. He can really help form better futures for the people who need support.

 

Sionna M - BA (Hons) Product Design – Central Saint Martins, UAL

Mr Green has infinite empathy for people; he doesn't only hear, he listens. I'm thankful to him. I wouldn't be who I am today without my two years with him.

Ignacio V – Graphic Design - Parsons: The New School, NY. USA

Mr.Green's compassion and clear vision have helped me through so many times where I was in crisis and filled with self-doubt. Not only does he have a skill in recognising crisis, but his empathy and understanding is genuine. 

Clara B – Film Studies, University of Falmouth

Greenfinch Guardians supported me through all of the necessary stages of application to succeed in my goal of joining one of the worlds most esteemed Architectural Schools. I am thankful for this opportunity.

Ivan S - The Architectural Association, London

 

HOMESTAY

Greenfinch Guardians offer London homestay accommodation in Wimbldedon, South West London. 

 

The Greenfinch House offers good sized and well furnished rooms with access to all home facilities, including excellent high speed wifi. Each room includes a work/study desk, as well as comfy beds and sizeable wardrobes. 

 

  • Good transport links and easy access to Central London

  • The Greenfinch home benefits from a small but lovely garden.

 

  • Great care is taken within the household to minimise waste by the careful selection of food and other household items, and re-use and recycling.

 

  • The house has had many guests and a friendly family atmosphere is evident, particularly at meal times.  

London Tours

Greenfinch Guardians operate regular walking tours in and around London. The most popular include; 

  • Greenwich Observatory & Maritime Museum (including the Queens House)

  • London Street Markets (Columbia Road, Brick Lane, Spitalfields and Portobello Road)

  • Docklands and The City of London (including to Docklands Museum of London)

  • Richmond Park and River walks (Pub lunch stops or picnics)

UK, European Tours and travel Worldwide 

Greenfinch Guardians possess a wealth of travel experience and can arrange UK, European and Worldwide travel tours. Including flights, trains,  accommodation and visas. Simply make your request through the enquiries form below.  

 

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