University Guardianship

University Guardianship
Although it is not necessary to have an Education Guardian when you attend university in Ireland, many students and families like the peace of mind that there is a friendly face and a professional support to call on during this time.
Also, for non-EEA students that need to register with immigration authorities, some younger university students will need a guardian present.
Please read below for what’s included and the fees involved
Fees for TERM 1 (Sept-Dec)
Under revision
Fees per TERM (Jan-Mar & Apr-May)
Under revision
Term 1

Before you arrive

Accommodation
We either: 1) Source a caring and warm homestay family close to the university and organise all police-checks on your behalf, OR 2) Advise on independent student accommodation options and provide a reference to assist with property leasing.

College Materials
We order and organise all college materials (books etc.) needed for a prepared start to the school year.

Welcome Pack
We organise a student travel card, a mobile phone SIM card and a detailed Welcome Pack to give you when you arrive which orientates you on living and studying in Ireland.

Skype
We Skype you before you arrive to answer any last-minute questions before your adventure begins!

When you arrive

Orientation
We meet you when you arrive to introduce ourselves, give you your Welcome Pack and generally answer any questions you have about settling into the country.

Immigration and Visa Support
For students requiring registration with immigration authorities, we book appointments and accompany you to these meetings.

Support for Emergencies
We provide a 24-hour, 7-day week emergency phone number for students and parents to deal with unexpected events (cancelled flights, force majeure or illness).

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TERMS 2 & 3
Students usually require much less support once they find their feet, but still our termly visits and regular contact provide students with invaluable local knowledge, tips and advice as they continue to settle in Ireland.
Termly visits
We catch up once a term for a coffee to see if we can support and advise you, as you pursue your goals away from home.
Regular contact
Our University Guardians stay in regular touch with students, by offering a ‘light touch’ support, checking in by phone, email and Skype.

Support for Emergencies
We provide a 24-hour, 7-day week emergency phone number for students and parents to deal with unexpected events (cancelled flights, force majeure or illness).
Optional extras
Airport Transfers
Price is based on distance to/from airport – we apply a small €5 handling fee for each transfer booked.
Accommodation costs
Charged at €200/week for full board with one of our Homestay Families within term-time. Half-board can also be arranged. Rates for Christmas and Easter Holidays available on request and based on availability.
Additional Visits
Any additional visits requested by the Parents, Student or University outside what is included above attracts a fee of €45 per hour plus travel expenses at €0.46 per kilometre

Additional Administration
Any additional administration relating for example, to setting up of bank accounts, additional tuition, assistance arranging work experience etc. will attract a administration fee of €45/hour. This will be agreed in advance.
University Guardianship November 13, 2016
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